Sunday, September 25, 2005

Grinding salt into their wounds

Today, NBC's Tim Russert attempted to disarm Aaron Broussard's criticism of federal failure's in Katrina relief by attempted to debunk Broussard's emotional appearance on Meet tthe Press Sept. 4.

Citing "a number of [unidentified] bloggers " he questioned the tearful story of how a Jefferson Parish emergency employee had been unable to save his mother at St. Rita's nursing home. In his best gleeful 60 Minutes gotcha style, Rupert asserted that Broussard had made the story up.

The political class in this country has degenerated into Democrats who hid cowering behind the drapes for fear of giving anyone offense, and the sort of sub-human scum represented by the internet bloggers attempting to discredit Broussard, and their willing shills like Tim Russert.

The people of New Orleans and all of us in the greater diaspora who'd left previously know the criminal negligence of our government at the highest levels. Karl Rove, the president's ruthless political strategist who's been placed in charge of hurricane relief, may think discrediting the local leadership will turn away their stinging criticism.

We see through your lies. We will call you and every fool and liar who peddles them, in every street and town in America. Every time you rub salt in the wound by this tadry political posturing, our anger merely grows.

The better part of a million Americans know their government turned its back and left many to die. You can't silence us all, and we will have our day.

The MSNBC transcript of MTP is here.

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