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In Nursing Home, a Fight Lost to Rising Waters (Broussard less than truthful on Meet The Press)
New York Times ^ | September 7, 2005 with Update 9-11-05 | GARDINER HARRIS

Posted on 09/10/2005 7:25:02 AM PDT by jrusty101

Edited on 09/11/2005 5:24:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

St. Bernard Parish officials say that 32 of the home's roughly 60 residents died on Aug. 29, more than a week ago.

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Update 9-11-11
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From Lies.com

"..And finally, on the question I raised a few days ago about Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard’s tearful story about his emergency manager’s mother drowning in a St. Bernard nursing home, I think the evidence shows pretty clearly that Broussard was embellishing the story. Readers helpfully pointed me to the following news accounts:

New York Times: In nursing home, a fight lost to rising waters.

Newsday: Desperately seeking survivors.

MSNBC: This anger comes from watching death.

From the MSNBC item:

The man he was talking about is Thomas Rodrigue, who told “Dateline” that his 92-year-old mother was one of 32 elderly people found dead at the St. Rita’s nursing home.

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MSNBC Quote:
"..The man he was talking about is Thomas Rodrigue, who told “Dateline” that his 92-year-old mother was one of 32 elderly people found dead at the St. Rita’s nursing home..."
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But the 32 people who died at St. Rita’s nursing home didn’t die on Friday; they died earlier in the week, when the floodwaters first inundated the low-lying facility. Rather than being attributable to the federal authorities’ slow response (which was pretty much the point of Broussard’s version of the story), the death of those senior citizens was more the fault of local authorities (who failed to evacuate them) than of federal officials (who wouldn’t have been there in time to rescue them under the best of circumstances).

So, assuming the MSNBC story is accurate, Broussard’s story was at least significantly embellished. The tear-jerking account of the repeated calls to momma were fictional (or at least were displaced from their actual time of occurrence, which would have to have been before or during the storm, not during the several days afterward when FEMA was MIA). And if that part was fiction, it would mean that Broussard, for all the apparent sincerity in his emotional on-air breakdown, was willing to lie in order to make his story work better as political theater, which in turn makes it harder for me to credit the rest of the slow-FEMA-response anecdotes he described .."


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We were all moved by Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard’s tearful account of the man that lost his mother at St. Rita’s nursing home in St. Bernard County. Mr. Broussard told a shocked nation that this woman drowned last Friday night while waiting for the federal government “Calvary” to rescue her. According to recent news stories and first-hand accounts aired on CNN and in a New York Times story the 32 people that died in this tragedy died on Monday Aug. 29th not on Friday Sep 2nd. I believe that Mr. Broussard and other local officials need to explain to the American public why they did not evacuate these people and why he altered the story and shifted blame to the Federal Government.
1 posted on 09/10/2005 7:25:05 AM PDT by jrusty101
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To: jrusty101

Placing the blame is becoming an art form--a lot of the liberals, but also for some conservatives too.


2 posted on 09/10/2005 7:28:14 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog

BTTT


3 posted on 09/10/2005 7:30:14 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: jrusty101

Wonder if life insurance came into play. Hate to even think that, but with the lies flying it makes me suspicious.


4 posted on 09/10/2005 7:30:55 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jrusty101

It's starting to look like there were a lot of people who were dishonest.


5 posted on 09/10/2005 7:31:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: jrusty101

The Democrats are evil and desperate and they know there are enough uneducated people watching T.V. that they can say and do anything. They also know the MSM will not challenge them on their lies. America is in dire straights between an activist judicial system,and evil Democrat Party,a corrupt MSM and a Republican Party that fails to challenge their lies.
Good moral people had better arm themselves to the hilt and prepare to fight we in the US are in the process of having our country overthrown from within!


6 posted on 09/10/2005 7:31:21 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: jrusty101
It was my initial thought that Brousards tearful tirade was less than factual, but I couldn't see how anyone could call him on it.

/sarcasm I am sure Tim Russert will clarify the issue at the top of his show tomorrow morning /sarcasm off
7 posted on 09/10/2005 7:31:29 AM PDT by nov7freedomday
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To: moog
Placing the blame is becoming an art form

And we hope that catching them at it will as well. So, Timmy Russert and Don Imus, you idiots, it is obvious that the blinding hatred has reached the top.

8 posted on 09/10/2005 7:31:37 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Unicorn

BTTT


9 posted on 09/10/2005 7:32:06 AM PDT by moog
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To: jrusty101

I saw a story on ABC news a couple of days ago about this. The county coroner told the reporter how he showed up with two buses to evacuate the nursing home on Saturday (27) or sunday (28) to evacuate all of the people there. The manager said that she had permission from the families of the patients to keep them there because they could ride out the storm just like previous ones. The coroner told the manager that he could take the people then, but not guarantee being able tocome back. The coroner said that the manager called him monday morning saying the place was flooding, but by then the hurricane was in full force and he was unable to return from whereever he had evacuated to. The manager was one of those who drowned.


10 posted on 09/10/2005 7:32:20 AM PDT by GreyFriar (3rd Armored Division -- Spearhead)
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To: jrusty101

The MSM is doing whatever it can to deflect attention from the criminal actions of Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco. The pride of these two in not accepting federal aid or advice when offered the Friday before the hurricane ultimately killed many people.

DEMOCRATS' PRIDE, PEOPLE DIED!


11 posted on 09/10/2005 7:33:21 AM PDT by Rockitz (Geena YES, Hill NO!)
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To: moog
BS. The democrats in Louisiana are to blame, for incompetence at best and political game playing with their citizens' lives at worst. The federal government's "slow response" is a myth. which the dems are further using in a vile campaign to stir up racial hatred.

This must be the most successful humanitarian rescue effort in history. This nonsense is like the 6 minutes the president kept reading to children when first informed of the WTC attacks. A manufactured bit of inconsequential nonsense. And conservatives need to go after them for it.

12 posted on 09/10/2005 7:34:50 AM PDT by Williams
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To: jrusty101
Military and private helicopters began ferrying people out of St. Bernard Parish almost as soon as the storm hit.

It appears that the "Calvary" was there and on the job, Broussard.

13 posted on 09/10/2005 7:35:23 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: nov7freedomday

Will some republican in high power PLEASE get up and call out the democrat left wing for being the irresponsible,opportunistic, and hate mongering liars they are.


14 posted on 09/10/2005 7:36:41 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams
"BS. The democrats in Louisiana are to blame, for incompetence at best and political game playing with their citizens' lives at worst. The federal government's "slow response" is a myth. which the dems are further using in a vile campaign to stir up racial hatred. This must be the most successful humanitarian rescue effort in history. This nonsense is like the 6 minutes the president kept reading to children when first informed of the WTC attacks. A manufactured bit of inconsequential nonsense. And conservatives need to go after them for it."

I do agree with you. Politicians are milking this for all it's worth. I think the rescue operation is going to be much more successful than anyone ever imagined. Let's learn what went right and what went wrong. There's too much bickering.

15 posted on 09/10/2005 7:38:19 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog
Placing the blame is becoming an art form--a lot of the liberals, but also for some conservatives too.

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Yep, listen to Hannity for ten minutes then switch to Randi Rhodes for five (about all one can take); it's like Junior High School kids with a feud...loud, ugly and illogically partisan with every mis-informed breath.

16 posted on 09/10/2005 7:38:24 AM PDT by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: jrusty101

They did explain why it happened, it was Bush's fault. That is the standard line and they are running with it along with their press whores.


17 posted on 09/10/2005 7:41:07 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: moog

I know you're sincere but again I say not good enough. The president did nothing wrong and is being called a racist murderer. You don't allow crazy charges like that to have legs. You cut the legs out from under them. Forcefully.


18 posted on 09/10/2005 7:44:38 AM PDT by Williams
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To: wtc911
Yep, listen to Hannity for ten minutes then switch to Randi Rhodes for five (about all one can take); it's like Junior High School kids with a feud...loud, ugly and illogically partisan with every mis-informed breath.

That's what I meant. We don't have to resort to liberal-type tactics or behavior to make our points or to do something about the problem without the name calling and constant finger-pointing. I like those guys that show up to counteract the Code Pink people (one of the liberal groups that I really just don't like).

19 posted on 09/10/2005 7:48:17 AM PDT by moog
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To: Williams
I know you're sincere but again I say not good enough. The president did nothing wrong and is being called a racist murderer. You don't allow crazy charges like that to have legs. You cut the legs out from under them. Forcefully.

Gross--cutting legs:) Yes, you do, but you do in a way that makes them look bad and you look good. The Savior was a complete master at it--he was always in control while the Pharisees and Saduccees (sp) always looked like raving lunatics.

20 posted on 09/10/2005 7:52:19 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog

Yep, if the truth is on your side use it, not screaming hyperbole, to refute your enemies.


21 posted on 09/10/2005 7:52:43 AM PDT by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: jrusty101
Broussard seemed to be faking his story at the time.

He had the same fake expressions and tears as Cindy Sheehan. A good number of the Dems' friends are sociopaths who pretend emotion, in order to get what they want.

Speaking of fakes...

Terry Ebbert, head of the New Orleans Department of Homeland Security angrily asked why we could help tsunami victims but we couldn't help the flooded folks of New Orleans.

Ebbert neglected to mention that two or three days before his "angry" outburst, he was assuring the world that the levee breach could be fixed in a few hours and the waters were only rising slowly.

Is T. Ebbert [NOLA DHS chief] responsible for delay in large-scale response to levee breach?

22 posted on 09/10/2005 7:53:45 AM PDT by syriacus (I think we can get [the breach] stabilized in a few hours - Terry Ebbert, NO Homeland Sec., Aug31)
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To: jrusty101

Well, it worked didn't it.

I fail to understand why those on the right continue to pretend we are winning.

Even Rush is delusional, (or maybe he is just trying to buck us up).

I have said for years that we need to go on the offense with the MSM, reporter by reporter, and ruin them.

How long will we continue to cower?


23 posted on 09/10/2005 7:56:38 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: wtc911

Yep, if the truth is on your side use it, not screaming hyperbole, to refute your enemies.

Exactly. Present your side and let the other side scream. You'll be the better person and people will see that.


24 posted on 09/10/2005 7:56:50 AM PDT by moog
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To: wtc911

I think President Bush has done a good job doing that and the American people aren't blaming him, thank goodness, but those who are are looking stupider with each passing day.


25 posted on 09/10/2005 8:00:07 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog
I hope every Freeper is writing to their lefty local newspaper and refuting their lies.

Just do it!
26 posted on 09/10/2005 8:07:31 AM PDT by cgbg (A cigar a day keeps secular Puritans away.)
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To: cgbg
I hope every Freeper is writing to their lefty local newspaper and refuting their lies. Just do it! Exactly!!!
27 posted on 09/10/2005 8:10:01 AM PDT by moog
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To: jrusty101
Broussard's national, tearful, bush-bashing perfomance was apparently a complete lie. How incredibly despicable. Equally at fault is the NY Slimes who reports in this article about the fate of those at the St. Rita Nursing Home but fail to mention Broussard's now apparent lies. How could the media not question this? The city employee who lost his momma were apparently the only people in New Orleans with phone service on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and even Friday when I guess her battery died. I am disgusted. Broussard needs to be outed now otherwise his tearful lies will become part of our national memory.
:-(

From the first source I found:

Now, with the Gulf Coast mired in a crisis more typical of the Third World, where is the social contract? "We have been abandoned by our own country," said Aaron Broussard, president of Louisiana's Jefferson Parish. Broussard told the now oft-repeated tale of a city employee's mother trapped inside St. Rita's Nursing Home near New Orleans. She called her son for days, asking if rescuers were coming.

"And he said, 'Yeah, mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday.' And she drowned Friday night."

28 posted on 09/10/2005 8:15:19 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: syriacus
I goof on the link

Is T. Ebbert [NOLA DHS chief] responsible for delay in large-scale response to levee breach?

29 posted on 09/10/2005 8:17:17 AM PDT by syriacus (I think we can get [the breach] stabilized in a few hours - Terry Ebbert, NO Homeland Sec., Aug31)
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To: jrusty101

He's been busted by the Feds and will probably end up in jail.


30 posted on 09/10/2005 8:42:13 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: shield

They should add on some fraud charges for that pathetic crying scene he tried to perform.


31 posted on 09/10/2005 8:52:50 AM PDT by kenth (north Georgia mountains - prayers for all our neighbors in the gulf coast.)
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To: kenth

Deflection from his troubles....or since he's running for re-election he's trying to make sure he wins.


32 posted on 09/10/2005 9:05:49 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: jrusty101
A sampling of how this is used to blame the feds - one thing I've seen (or actually not seen) is much of anything detailing who the "First Responders" are and why we call them that. Hint: We've passed out billions to them and its not FEMA or ANY national agency. :-(

< ... Snip > Mr. Broussard recalled he told her “somebody’s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Friday. And she drowned Friday night,” sobbed the parish president, breaking down. “She drowned on Friday night.”

Choking back tears, he pressed on, ignoring the interjections of moderator Tim Russert. “Nobody’s coming to get her, nobody’s coming to get her: The secretary’s promise, everybody’s promise. They’ve had press conferences — I’m sick of the press conferences. For God’s sakes, shut up and send somebody.” His raw frustration with the plodding, inept response of the federal government to the cataclysmic nightmare on the Gulf Coast was palpable.

President Bush, who waited two days after Katrina landed and a day after levee breaks drowned New Orleans to leave his Texas ranch and follow the federal response from Washington, proclaimed that “in America, we do not abandon our fellow citizens in their hour of need.” But those who were abandoned believe otherwise.

Families of the very young and very old who succumbed to the abandonment know better. A quarter of New Orleans’ 480,000 residents who live below the poverty line and had to fend for themselves when all hell broke loose know better.

Four years ago the government got a wake-up call about how unprepared it was to handle the worst. A huge bureaucracy called the Department of Homeland Security was formed and tens of billions of taxpayer dollars were spent to beef up the nation’s disaster response system. Never again would the federal government bungle its way through the worst wrought by man or nature.

Then Katrina hit and destroyed that myth. Unlike 9/11, the government knew a powerful hurricane had its eye on New Orleans in time to prepare for a worst-case scenario. For years it knew how vulnerable the city’s levee system was to unpredictable hurricane forces.

Yet when Katrina’s floodwaters breached New Orleans levees and drowned the city, federal disaster officials were watching from afar like the rest of us. Only after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff noted that it looked “as if an atomic bomb had been dropped” on the Big Easy did a sweeping relief effort swing into action. But everything was a day (or days) late and a dollar (or dollars) short.

Bureaucratic red tape tangled rescue and relief operations from Alabama to Mississippi and down to Louisiana. By the time logistics could be figured out and emergency operations enacted, people were dead or dying who might have survived if the threat of impending disaster had been taken seriously.

The anarchy and chaos that rocked places where people had nothing to lose after days of no food, water, shelter, or communication might have been mitigated if the government hadn’t waited until after the levees broke to organize resources, search and rescue missions, and massive evacuations.

Instead, the world watched in stunned disbelief as the last remaining superpower appeared powerless to help untold thousands, now called refugees, who were stuck in hot, stinking, dark arenas with nowhere to go and no way to get there.

Out of the prolonged suffering of those waiting desperately to be saved from the worst came a harsh realization. After all the talk about improving national security through heightened awareness and coordination of responsible agencies, the government can’t bail anyone out.

It has no more — and maybe less — capability to protect the public than it did on Sept. 11, 2001. Four years after violent disaster hobbled the homeland with numbing ferocity, the United States appears as impotent as it was then to effectively safeguard its citizens from utter devastation.

It’s a sobering discovery to make when it matters that expected help is not on the way. To paraphrase the emotional parish president, no Desperately seeking survivors

Source: Katrina’s victims feel a sense of abandonment

A couple more references to Broussard's crocodile tears:

Louisiana Nursing Homes Now Vacated, Many Elderly Feared Dead

Desperately seeking survivors

33 posted on 09/10/2005 9:11:57 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: jrusty101
Broussard less than truthful on Meet The Press

Welcome to FreeRepublic.

To help prevent duplicate postings, please don't write your own headlines. It's OK to put comments in parentheses, as I've done above.

34 posted on 09/10/2005 9:26:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Tunehead54
The anarchy and chaos that rocked places where people had nothing to lose after days of no food, water, shelter, or communication might have been mitigated if the government hadn’t waited until after the levees broke to organize resources, search and rescue missions, and massive evacuations.

After the hurricane hit, everyone was pretty sure that NO had dodged a bullet. However, it was patently obvious to all that Mississippi and Alabama had not. By far the greater devistation was in Mississippi. They were assured by the locals that the levees were holding and turned to the rescue operations and to getting aid to the people in MS and AL. The locals should have been more than able to get the people out of NO.

By Tuesday, when the levees broke ( a day AFTER the hurricane) assets that were pointed toward the greater hit areas had to be turned back to NO. Because of the ineptness of the LA authorities, the people of MS were denied the relief they had a right to expect because all assets were turning to LA.

The MSM is going to have a lot to answer for in the coming days. They have outright lied, ignored their fellow Americans, and have failed to dig into the real cause of the confusion. Like WHY was the plan filed with FEMA not followed?

35 posted on 09/10/2005 9:37:02 AM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: nov7freedomday

Throw a rock at a pack of dogs, the one that yelps got hit.


36 posted on 09/10/2005 10:04:48 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Williams

Uh, pubbies Lott, Levitte and Jindal already have, it is all Bush's fault.


37 posted on 09/10/2005 10:06:53 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: wtc911

Without a text or well rehearsed mantra, Hannity is a loser. That boy is slower than molasses in January when it comes to thinking fast on his feet.


38 posted on 09/10/2005 10:09:43 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: McGavin999

"The MSM is going to have a lot to answer for in the coming days. They have outright lied, ignored their fellow Americans, and have failed to dig into the real cause of the confusion. Like WHY was the plan filed with FEMA not followed?"

To get answers, someone must ask the questions, and it ain't gonna happen. In the aftermath, if a prominent pubbie starts to, the lefty MSM mantra is already in place to shoot him down as playing the blame game, it is time to move on, yadda, yadda, yadda ya.


39 posted on 09/10/2005 10:14:30 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Tunehead54; jrusty101
Oops! Sorry I seriously messed up the link - I went back to it because I want to email her to note how seriously misinformed she seems to be. ;-) Katrina’s victims feel a sense of abandonment

40 posted on 09/10/2005 10:23:12 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: jrusty101
I didn't get to see Russert last Sunday, but heard enough about it on FR and from some family, that I went out and found the transcript.

While Russert was scathing with Chertoff, I noticed that he didn't press Broussard on this question:

"MR. RUSSERT: Hold on. Hold on, sir. Shouldn't the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of New Orleans bear some responsibility? Couldn't they have been much more forceful, much more effective and much more organized in evacuating the area? "

Broussard dodged the question:

"MR. BROUSSARD: Sir, they were told like me, every single day, "The cavalry's coming," on a federal level, "The cavalry's coming, the cavalry's coming, the cavalry's coming." I have just begun to hear the hoofs of the cavalry. The cavalry's still not here yet, but I've begun to hear the hoofs, and we're almost a week out. "

Russert should have pointed out that his question referred to preparedness and evacuation, i.e., pre-Katrina, not post. He would not have given Chertoff a pass on an answer like this.

Broussard managed to get a plug in about how wonderful the Mayor and the Governor were and what a great job they were doing. Then, he went on to tell the story of his friend's mother drowing in a nursing home:

"MR. BROUSSARD: ...that have worked 24/7. They're burned out, the doctors, the nurses. And I want to give you one last story and I'll shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night. "

When I read that I thought, "why hadn't they gone in? Where was water still rising in LA on the Friday after Katrina struck? They had phone communication? And in all the hours which elapsed between Monday and Friday, someone at a local level couldn't do anything?"

I've been saying all week to friends and family that something was just not right with that story.

It was tragic that those residents were not evacuated from the nursing home. But it's depraved to use it for political posturing and imply that it was the Fed response that led to their deaths.

A slight digression or 2: In trying to demonstrate how long it took the Feds to respond some local government leader commented along the lines of "we sat here and waited day after day and nobody came, no help came." Why didn't they get off their butts and do something instead of just sit there?

And while I'm on a rant, how about Nagin's latest. Asked if he bore some of the blame, he said he did. Asked what he would have done differently, he said, "Scream louder, I should have screamed louder."

Wrong answer, Mayor. Wrong answer.
41 posted on 09/10/2005 11:12:45 AM PDT by green pastures (God Bless and Protect Dr. Riopelle)
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To: wtc911

There is no screaming hyperbole here. The president has been accused of allowing people to die because he doesn't like their race. He has been called aracist murderer. That charge is absurd and irresponsible, and he should say that forcefully.


42 posted on 09/10/2005 12:08:28 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jrusty101

BROUSSAND....LIAR LIAR TAIL ON FIRE....


43 posted on 09/10/2005 12:09:42 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: shield

Please explain. Sounds like it might be good news, but it's not clear.


44 posted on 09/10/2005 12:16:48 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: jrusty101

Good point. Where's the media investigating Broussard's story?


45 posted on 09/10/2005 12:20:19 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: jrusty101

If they died before the end of August, the checks that came in September would have to be returned. If they died in September, Broussard could keep the checks.
Anything is possible, huh???


46 posted on 09/10/2005 12:25:24 PM PDT by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: savedbygrace
So to the search feature here at FR...use keyword put Broussard in it...you'll pull up articles posted the last 3 posted are the ones you especially want to go through. Some very interesting materials FReepers posted throughout the thread. Broussard is under investigation by the FBI has been subpoenaed for taking payoffs. Here's one of them: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477115/posts Here's the search thread on Broussard http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=broussard

You also need to find the real deal on the nursing home bullchit he talked about...fabricated totally. Katrina Threads, you'll find several articles here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=katrina Here's one of them: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1481717/posts

47 posted on 09/10/2005 1:49:53 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Williams
The president has been accused of allowing people to die because he doesn't like their race. He has been called aracist murderer. That charge is absurd and irresponsible, and he should say that forcefully.

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What does that have to do with hannity sounding like the flip side of randi rhodes?

48 posted on 09/10/2005 4:46:08 PM PDT by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: moog

Yes, we're writing, but very few of the "lefty local newspapers" are going to print these truths.


49 posted on 09/10/2005 4:48:55 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

Some will and some won't. Mine here will. Advertisements are another wa--payed out collectively.


50 posted on 09/10/2005 5:11:10 PM PDT by moog
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