Friday, September 16, 2005

More Brian Williams

Brian Williams seems to be doing a good job of telling us the rest of the story.

He has a post about how power was restored in New Orleans long enough for President Bush, then turned back off again.

Read it here.

I am duty-bound to report the talk of the New Orleans warehouse district last
night: there was rejoicing (well, there would have been without the curfew, but
the few people I saw on the streets were excited) when the power came back on
for blocks on end. Kevin Tibbles was positively jubilant on the live update
edition of Nightly News that we fed to the West Coast. The mini-mart, long ago
cleaned out by looters, was nonetheless bathed in light, including the empty,
roped-off gas pumps. The motorcade route through the district was partially lit
no more than 30 minutes before POTUS drove through. And yet last night, no more
than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out. The entire area
was plunged into total darkness again, to audible groans. It's enough to make
some of the folks here who witnessed it... jump to certain conclusions.

Hmmm, I wonder what conclusions those would be.... :)

I'm not saying that managing an event is bad. But this ain't hanging large pictures on buildings for the Olympics or having a nice podium at a convention. We're screwing with people's lives and emotions here.

Bush and his handlers have no heart.


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