Sept. 7, 2005--
Hurricane Katrina Blame Game: Political pitchers in rubber rooms shouldn't throw muck-balls-- Ragin' Nagin, Kathleen Blanco, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Howard Dean, Mary Landrieu, et al.
Without waiting for the facts to emerge regarding the causes of "delays" in providing relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the usual suspects almost instantly began slanderously and libelously characterizing the cause of such "delays" as being George W. Bush's callous indifference to the predominantly "black" and "poor" people stranded in New Orleans. Prominent among those pitching such political muck-balls at Bush were New Orleans' Mayor Ray Nagin, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Kayne West, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and numerous "experts" in the entertainment industry.
However, as the facts gradually emerge regarding the Hurricane Katrina Timeline commencing on August 26, 2005, and continuing through Katrina's aftermath, it's becoming clear that the main causes of most of such "delays" were the incompetence and obstinacy on the part of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and her subordinates. According to Red Cross officials, they were poised to deliver food, water and medical supplies to people stranded in New Orleans almost immediately in the wake of the hurricane, but when when they sought permission to do so, Blanco's subordinates refused to grant such permission because they didn't want the provision of such relief to become a "magnet" to induce people to refuse to be evacuated. This is even worse than the blatant hypocrisy shown by Nagin in his press-conference heaping blame on Bush for the plight of the "black" and "poor" stranded in New Orleans due to their having lacked "the means" to comply with Nagin's "order" for "mandatory" evacuation a few hours before the hurricane struck even though Nagin had failed to arrange, or persuade Governor Blanco to authorize, the use of the city's large fleet of school buses to transport those people out of the city, after which Nagin negligently left the school-bus fleet in a parking that was likely to be, and did in fact become, flooded. To add insult to injury, Nagin later claimed that city buses traveling through their neighborhoods during those pre-Katrina hours accompanied by public-address announcements urging "the poor" to board the buses to be transported to safety had evacuated virtually all those residents who would have been willing to leave the city, which claim contradicted his curse-and-abuse accusation that Bush was callously failing to rescue those whose poverty had prevented them from leaving the city before Katrina struck.
Statements by people such as Kayne West, the Congressional Black Caucus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and numerous others claiming delays in rescue and relief were caused by what they characterized as a "dislike" of, or callous indifference to, people who are "black" and/or "poor" weren't merely irresponsibly, slanderously and libelously false, they were also maliciously so. Fortunately for Bush, the truth will soon expose such accusations for what they were: political hate-mongering. As their odorous allegations bounce back upon them, those pitchers of political hate will soon discover that people in rubber rooms shouldn't pitch muck-balls. Not even the dominant media will be able to conceal these obvious facts.
--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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