A Lady's Ruminations

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

Monday, February 06, 2006

The Arrogance!

Can you believe this?

Reuters: Mayor: New Orleans will seek aid from other nations---

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Shortcomings in aid from the U.S. government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.

Nagin, who has hosted a steady stream of foreign dignitaries since Hurricane Katrina hit in late August, says he may seek international assistance because U.S. aid has not been sufficient to get the city back on its feet.

"I know we had a little disappointment earlier with some signals we're getting from Washington but the international community may be able to fill the gap," Nagin said when a delegation of French government and business officials passed through on Friday to explore potential business partnerships.
Nagin said his message to President George W. Bush would be that the federal government needs to refocus on the devastated area.

"We need your undivided attention over the next six months," he said. "We need backup. We need for you to make the words that you spoke in Jackson Square a reality."
Pardon me??? "Undivided attention"????

Sure, just leave off fighting the WAR ON TERROR so we can pour all our money and resources into New Orleans.

New Orleans and Louisiana are responsible for New Orleans and Louisiana, not the rest of the country, not President Bush.

Ray Nagin's arrogance is astounding. This man who was so completely inept and irresponsible after Hurricane Katrina. He has NO business telling others what they ought to do. He has NO business demanding anything.

The Arrogance!