September 19th, 2005

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12:07 am - interesting
Recently Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said on ABC television (referring to the tendency for FEMA and the Bush Administration to try to deflect blame away from themselves and on to Louisiana locals) "If one person criticises them or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me.  One more word about it after this show airs and I might likely have to punch him. Literally."  Given that even threatening to punch a sitting president of the US is a felony, this was... pretty remarkable.  Particularly from a conservative Democrat that frequently supported Bush initiatives before the Katrina clusterfuck.  Not that I blame her for a second for saying it.

I went looking for different articles containing the quote, and I found something even more interesting, in any number of ways: the Al-Jazeera article was more neutral and less critical (of the Bush administration's clusterfucktacular handling of the Katrina aftermath) than many of the domestic articles.  I... don't even quite know what to make of that.



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[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: September 19th, 2005 - 04:25 am
Criticizes what?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 19th, 2005 - 04:27 am
Less critical of the Bush Administration's clusterfucktacular handling of the entire episode.

From: five_speed
Date: September 19th, 2005 - 09:43 am
I'm STILL confused. Who, exactly, is she telling people to stop criticizing?

From: five_speed
Date: September 19th, 2005 - 09:45 am
OK, duh, I just read the article. She's talking about local officials. :)

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