A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Monday, September 05, 2005

How dare she!

Also via K-Lo at The Corner:

Sen. Landrieu Threatens to 'Punch' President if He Keeps Hitting Local Response to Katrina---

Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat of Louisiana (whose father was a mayor of New Orleans), appears to have finally found her voice after offering only cautious criticism of the federal relief effort in the hurriance catastrophe earlier in the week. Today she promised to literally "punch" anyone, "including the president," who contnued to question the local response to the tragedy, considering the gross federal misconduct.

Appearing on ABC's "The Week" TV program this morning, Senator Landrieu still appeared to be smarting from President Bush's comments, during his national radio address, that state and local bore a fair share of blame for the slow response. On a copter tour of the area, Landrieu said that if she heard any more criticism from federal officials, particularly about the evacuation of New Orleans, she might lose control.

"If one person criticizes them or says one more thing - including the president of the United States - he will hear from me," she said on the ABC program. "One more word about it after this show airs and I might likely have to punch him. Literally."
I think we need a Secret Service officer sent over to visit Mary. She's just threatened the President, and, actually, anyone else who dares to question something.

Liberals are usually all about questioning everything. Why shouldn't we be able to question the poor performance of the local government? Should Ray Nagin and his officals not be held accountable for their lack of an emergency plan or failure to put it into action? Lives were lost as a result.

I'd like to punch Mary Landrieu . . . but not literally. That would be a crime.