Sunday, August 3, 2008

A little reminder after three years . . .

On August 29th it'll be 3 years post-Katrina . . . time to pull a few photos from the archives to remind us all of the great leadership shown by Dubya. On the day of the great storm he was somewhere else celebrating John McCain's birthday, but that's another sad story. It was a few days later that he finally made his first fly-over to see our drowned city . . .

He and Poppy couldn't wait to get back to the great fishing in the French Quarter, just around the corner from his beloved Bourbon Street . . .

When he finally landed, he met with the local politicians, including Mitch Landrieu who had no idea what he was babbling about . . .
And Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who was another of those folks like the kind he'd put in his cabinet a few years back . . .

He did make a little time to visit with and entertain the ordinary folks down at the Superdome . .

He also made it a point to get with and reassure the GOPer money-men, including the head of a local shipyard . . .
And later, of course he arranged a meeting to reassure his boys on the Gulf Coast that there was plenty of $$$$ for everyone, and nothing was gonna get away . . .

He need to impress on folks that he was in charge, and things were gonna get done . . .

So they set up a stage for him in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, and in matching blue shirt and background, and with 50K in lights, he assured all of us and the world that New Orleans would get all the help it needed to be restored . . .

Like so many other things, though, he lied . . . and as soon as the speech ended, they turned off the lights, tore down the stage, and sneaked away in the dark . . . .mission accomplished . . .

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