Skip to comments.Don't get stuck on stupid (Transcript and audio of Lt. Gen. Honore briefing reporters on Rita)
Posted on 09/20/2005 5:06:52 PM PDT by BCrago66
Honore: And Mr. Mayor, let's go back, because I can see right now, we're setting this up as he said, he said, we said. All right? We are not going to go, by order of the mayor and the governor, and open the convention center for people to come in. There are buses there. Is that clear to you? Buses parked. There are 4,000 troops there. People come, they get on a bus, they get on a truck, they move on. Is that clear? Is that clear to the public?
Female reporter: Where do they move on...
Honore: That's not your business.
Male reporter: But General, that didn't work the first time...
Honore: Wait a minute. It didn't work the first time. This ain't the first time. Okay? If...we don't control Rita, you understand? So there are a lot of pieces of it that's going to be worked out. You got good public servants working through it. Let's get a little trust here, because you're starting to act like this is your problem. You are carrying the message, okay? What we're going to do is have the buses staged. The initial place is at the convention center. We're not going to announce other places at this time, until we get a plan set, and we'll let people know where those locations are, through the government, and through public announcements. Right now, to handle the number of people that want to leave, we've got the capacity. You will come to the convention center. There are soldiers there from the 82nd Airborne, and from the Louisiana National Guard. People will be told to get on the bus, and we will take care of them. And where they go will be dependent on the capacity in this state. We've got our communications up. And we'll tell them where to go. And when they get there, they'll be able to get a chance, an opportunity to get registered, and so they can let their families know where they are. But don't start panic here. Okay? We've got a location. It is in the front of the convention center, and that's where we will use to migrate people from it, into the system.
Male reporter: General Honore, we were told that Berman Stadium on the west bank would be another staging area...
Honore: Not to my knowledge. Again, the current place, I just told you one time, is the convention center. Once we complete the plan with the mayor, and is approved by the governor, then we'll start that in the next 12-24 hours. And we understand that there's a problem in getting communications out. That's where we need your help. But let's not confuse the questions with the answers. Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on. Let's not get stuck on the last storm. You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don't understand, maybe you'll confuse it to the people. That's why we like follow-up questions. But right now, it's the convention center, and move on.
Male reporter: General, a little bit more about why that's happening this time, though, and did not have that last time...
Honore: You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question. We are going to deal with Rita. This is public information that people are depending on the government to put out. This is the way we've got to do it. So please. I apologize to you, but let's talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.
That video is great!!! I am pretty sure the reporter crapped his pants (I almost did just watching it). I also like the way Allen was smiling in the back. Honore rocks!!!!!
SUCK ON STUPID!!!!
Don't get stuck on stupid Hooah!
Then video is even better; he points to the hapless offscreen reporter when he accuses him of being Stuck on Stupid. And the guy behind him is smiling, and I think I see Mayor Nagin is there smiling too, but Nagin is 1/2 offscreen.
Just have to change my tagline! :)
I love this guy! I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!
'Let's not get stuck on stupid' could be the new talking point/catch phrase for conservatives everywhere!
I meant Stuck not Suck.
A straight talker like Jesse Ventura?
Pardon me while I compose myself from ROFLOL.
That idiot made one promise going into office. Give the taxpayers of Minnesota back the surplus. As soon as he got elected he turned into a politician and decided we'd get 1/3 back, 1/3 would go into a "rainy day fund" and the State Legislature could spend the other 1/3. Great idea. That one time spending increase meant the State's budget increased huge that year. Now the mandated increases each year get added on top of that one. I believe the number that year was a 14% spending increase.
He's a liberal in a Reform Party suit. He spent more time in Hollywood and NY on television than he did in the State. He kissed Algore's feet. He said religion was a crutch for weak people.
The people that work at the Governor's Mansion tell horror stories about his rotton kid and his alcohol parties with idiots running around busting up things and vomiting all over the place leaving it for them to clean up.
Jesse's reaction? Kids will be kids ya know. The media is always picking on me.
I voted for this idiot. I had the idiot as Gov. for four years. I wouldn't vote for him to clean Gov. Blanco's toilets if he ran again.
His wife, on the other hand, seems to be a real nice lady. Go figure.
At least since the late 1960's.
Just don't use that ugly ole hag White House reporter what's her name...
I wonder if President Bush has seen this?
No kidding. I was a big fan of Ari Fleischer. I really liked his style of handling the WH press whores.
The Admiral loved it!
I love him.
bump for a great press conference.
Stuck on stupid. I love it.
Honore - Setting the standard....