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A PERSONAL LIFE UNDER WATER (Donna Brazile Lauds W )
NY Post ^ | Sept. 22, 2005 | Cindy Adams

Posted on 09/22/2005 5:43:48 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

September 22, 2005 -- 'I'M a woman, 45 years old, whose birth certificate says 'Negro,' and I was Al Gore's campaign manager. With all that layin' on top of me, I thought nothin' could ever scare me." CNN regular Donna Brazile, who now runs her own company out of D.C., was born in a Louisiana charity hospital. Mother a maid, father a janitor, dirt poor, no running water, Donna is one of nine children. The hurricane devastated them. She says: "I'm an African-American whose life has been a victory. But then came Katrina."

The family's whole area was under water. Her diabetic dad couldn't leave and was rescued after five days, dead bodies floating in his face. His only chair, a rocking chair, destroyed in 8 feet of water. One sister wasn't found for six days. Another's children, in the care of an older child, drowned. A disabled sister in a nursing home was only located after Donna appealed on CNN and offered $500 for someone to go there and look. The Wildlife and Fisheries operation eventually found her. An elderly cousin was raped in the Superdome. There was an autistic niece who couldn't help herself. An uncle lay trapped in an attic nearly a week.

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1 posted on 09/22/2005 5:43:49 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

The rest of the story would of been great to read. LOL! The Post wants too much personal info in order to read a story.


2 posted on 09/22/2005 5:50:08 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: COUNTrecount

Excellent!!!!!


3 posted on 09/22/2005 5:51:04 AM PDT by Dark Skies ("The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow." -- Oswald Chambers)
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To: COUNTrecount

She'd rather have her picture taken with white people, than help them.


4 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:14 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Holy moley. I can't believe this is Donna Brazile talking. Sounds like the first honorable assessment from any democrat anywhere.


5 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:46 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: COUNTrecount

Last time she said this, I thought it was a "Lucy holding the football" kind of thing. But she really appears genuine.

Who knows, Republicans have been made in all kinds of ways...


6 posted on 09/22/2005 5:53:16 AM PDT by gridlock (IF YOU'RE NOT CATCHING FLAK, YOU'RE NOT OVER THE TARGET...)
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To: conservativecorner
"Girl, I only tell you, I applaud this president for stepping up."

Wow.
7 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:02 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Rutles4Ever

She also claims a relative was raped in the Superdome.

I am still a sceptic of her.


8 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:06 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: conservativecorner

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/cindy.htm


9 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:34 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: conservativecorner

Try "bugmenot.com"


10 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:42 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: COUNTrecount

An excellent post.

Don't hold your breath until the MSM (not NYPost!) reports her words on Bush.


11 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:44 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: Dark Skies

I think this is the first time in my life that I believe a Dem is speaking from the heart and not through the window of their political affiliation. She sees what he's doing. I say good for her for speaking out. I'm sure this is not making her more friends on her side of thea aisle.


12 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:00 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: COUNTrecount
I am stunned....

The hurricane(s) result in the south is going to be a shift of a lot of blacks away from the Dims, but Brazile not taking pot shots at W just plain out stuns me.
13 posted on 09/22/2005 5:57:45 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: conservativecorner

"Her diabetic dad couldn't leave and was rescued after five days, dead bodies floating in his face. His only chair, a rocking chair, destroyed in 8 feet of water."

Donna should have taken some of that consultant's money and bought her dad a backup chair. Only one chair? In a whole house? Come on.


14 posted on 09/22/2005 5:59:01 AM PDT by John Robertson (Safe Travel)
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To: COUNTrecount
Sounds good. But Donna Brazile is STILL a Democrat. And there is no Democrat that I trust.
Yes, that includes Zell Miller.
All Democrats are liars. Therefore all Democrats cannot be trusted.
15 posted on 09/22/2005 5:59:02 AM PDT by Bar-Face (The Embassy helicopter is warming up.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

She's only 45? My age. I thought she was older.

Anyway, she also said some friendly things about Karl Rove in the past. Maybe she's not as evil as her former boss Al Gore, and other Dems. ;)


16 posted on 09/22/2005 5:59:29 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: alisasny

The NO Chief of Police was on the tv noting none of those rapes at the superdome have ever been confirmed.


17 posted on 09/22/2005 6:03:29 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: COUNTrecount

Can someone please post the rest of the article?


18 posted on 09/22/2005 6:03:56 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: COUNTrecount
An elderly cousin was raped in the Superdome.

I am unable to find any documentation, none, zip, nada, of this allegation.

Therefore, until otherwise convinced, I must assume that Ms Brazile is a baldfaced liar, prone to rhetoric and emotional outbursts without basis in fact, simply to enhance her own standing.

Wouldn't be the first time for her.

19 posted on 09/22/2005 6:06:37 AM PDT by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: Hildy
"I think this is the first time in my life that I believe a Dem is speaking from the heart and not through the window of their political affiliation."

She is a partisan but she is in my view one of the more honest lefties. I have read and heard her on many occasions and this woman impresses me. There have been things I disagree with that is normal. She has said quite a few things in support of Bush over the last 5 years.
20 posted on 09/22/2005 6:06:40 AM PDT by hophead (" Enjoy Every Sandwich" WZ)
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To: COUNTrecount

"Right now we need a president who will help. He's helping. I'm so grateful. Poverty and misery is humbling. I'm humbled to the core that this administration is helping the poorest of the poor. Why beat up on a president who's helping? When I'm calling around for willing hands, I'm not worrying about party affiliation. "

How come the network news hasn't aired this? (that's rhetorical)


21 posted on 09/22/2005 6:09:31 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: John Robertson

agreed...the one chair caught my eye as well. Hello Donna, couldn't you afford to help dear old dad?


22 posted on 09/22/2005 6:10:58 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I'm stunned too. She is only 45 years old. I would've pegged her for 55!! She is not aging gracefully!!


23 posted on 09/22/2005 6:13:40 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: John Robertson

See, that's what I'm thinking. She's a big-bucks consultant in DC and her family lives in poverty and cannot even leave in the face of the hurricane? And she does nothing? mmm. Still, it is remarkable and admirable that she praises President Bush.


24 posted on 09/22/2005 6:13:56 AM PDT by bboop (Facts are your friend.)
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To: John Robertson

A "backup chair".

Funny.


25 posted on 09/22/2005 6:14:40 AM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: conservativecorner

Try www.bugmenot.com.

I haven't registered for a site in years. :)


26 posted on 09/22/2005 6:17:18 AM PDT by Terabitten (God grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who have gone before me.)
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To: John Robertson

Yes, it's amazing that Donna's father is still so very "poor" after all the money Donna has made. He only has ONE chair???? She didn't spring for at least a couple of new chairs over the years? Most decent people who grow up poor and eventually become sucessful would never consider letting their own father go through life with only one chair in their house.


27 posted on 09/22/2005 6:17:51 AM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: Rutles4Ever
She was on with Hannity Monday. Very humble. Very happy with the President, his speech, his response. She didn't vote for him of course, but she sees he is sincere, she is impressed with his response after the storm. She knows that all the criticism from the left is politically motivated. She's not happy with her party members pointing fingers and I believe she has let some of them know.

She thanked everyone in Seans audience because she knows they helped victims in NO and the other surrounding states with generous money donations, water, offering shelter and other items. She is determined to help rebuild, helping her family members that live there rebuild their lives and other people that need it. Politics is second to her now even though it has been a part of her life for a VERY long time....

28 posted on 09/22/2005 6:19:44 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: Puppage
She'd rather have her picture taken with white people, than help them.

Normally, I'd agree with you. However, you may want to read what she actually said here:

"Kicking people who are working 24/7 to bring assistance? I don't think so. When I needed to relocate my family, some of whom were sick and on welfare, when I needed to find them housing, white people opened their hearts and homes. A Red Cross volunteer found my father. I've seen Anne Rice's house. It's in 5 feet of water. People, white and black, are reaching out to one another. If the government didn't act quickly, the people acted quickly. It's no time to play the race card."

29 posted on 09/22/2005 6:21:12 AM PDT by Terabitten (God grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who have gone before me.)
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To: gridlock
Who knows, Republicans have been made in all kinds of ways...

Wouldn't that be a kick in the head? Donna Brazile becomes a Republican!

30 posted on 09/22/2005 6:21:54 AM PDT by Terabitten (God grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who have gone before me.)
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To: bboop
She's a big-bucks consultant in DC and her family lives in poverty and cannot even leave in the face of the hurricane? And she does nothing?

Liberal - One who has the unstoppable urge to spend other people's money.

31 posted on 09/22/2005 6:21:54 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The more I'm around people the better I like my dogs.)
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To: conservativecorner

http://www.bugmenot.com/view.php?url=www.nypost.com


32 posted on 09/22/2005 6:27:04 AM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: b4its2late

She made the statement on Hannity & Colmbs show that she'd always loved politics, but since this "she finally realized she loved her family more".

I thought that a very strange statement.


33 posted on 09/22/2005 6:30:41 AM PDT by TexasTaysor
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To: COUNTrecount

****, dead bodies floating in his face. His only chair, a rocking chair, destroyed in 8 feet of water. *****

I was picturing him floating along , sitting in that chair with bodies floating around him. I suppose they floated thru the house or else he and his chair floated out into the street.

Sorry: it isnt funny, and maybe Donna is trying to be grateful, but its hard to forget some of the things she has said in the past.


34 posted on 09/22/2005 6:32:33 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Bar-Face

"Sounds good. But Donna Brazile is STILL a Democrat. And there is no Democrat that I trust.
Yes, that includes Zell Miller.
All Democrats are liars. Therefore all Democrats cannot be trusted."

I tend to agree with you and I definitely do not agree with her...

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Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, is the former Campaign Manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000

A veteran of numerous national and statewide campaigns, Brazile worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Carter-Mondale in 1976 and 1980, Rev. Jesse Jackson's first historic bid for the presidency in 1984, Mondale-Ferraro in 1984, U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt in 1988, Dukakis-Bentsen in 1988, and Clinton-Gore in 1992 and 1996.


35 posted on 09/22/2005 6:33:44 AM PDT by AMERIKA
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To: RDTF

Posted above :)))


37 posted on 09/22/2005 6:34:42 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: edcoil; alisasny
The NO Chief of Police was on the tv noting none of those rapes at the superdome have ever been confirmed.

How would they be?

"Officer, a random stranger raped me three days ago."

"OK. Do you have any idea who he might have been?"

"No."

"Did you see his face?"

"No."

"Were there any witnesses?"

"Maybe. There were people around."

"Can you identify any of these witnesses?"

"No."

"OK . . . I'd run a rape kit, but it's been three days and any physical evidence might be pretty hard to find."

38 posted on 09/22/2005 6:37:31 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: Terabitten
Normally, I'd agree with you. However, you may want to read what she actually said here:

It was sarcasm.

It is what she said before the 2000 election, about GW Bush. That he'd rather have his picture taken with black people......

39 posted on 09/22/2005 6:40:13 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Katya
agreed...the one chair caught my eye as well. Hello Donna, couldn't you afford to help dear old dad?

Many she has one of those dads that won't let her do anything for him. Pride of the elderly is a very strong emotion. I've got a mother that way. If I gave her something she didn't think she needed, she'd turn around and give it to someone else in need.

40 posted on 09/22/2005 6:48:02 AM PDT by Pure Country
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To: alisasny

Why the reluctance of many of you to believe the assault and rape allegations? I am unable to discern a motivation for fabricating such things. If true, it does not make Bush or Republicans look bad.

I think you mean sKeptic.


41 posted on 09/22/2005 6:52:20 AM PDT by fireballxl5
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To: COUNTrecount
Great story. Good lord, most of her family suffered terrible losses. She's right, there should be no road blocks for these folks because there is no way for them to manouver the acres of red tape to get help.

The comment about the white folks reaching out to help inicates she not only noticed, she's grateful for the help to the people of NO.

Say what you will about her politics, but she's turning out to be a pretty decent human being. I don't think you're going to hear her slamming the people who are trying desperately to help.

42 posted on 09/22/2005 6:55:22 AM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: conservativecorner
Donna Brazile is a savvy political person. She can see what history is going to record about the actions and inactions of so-called leaders at all levels.

For instance, as one watches the Governors and Mayors of other states affected by these hurricanes and how they put into practice the emergency plans already in place, it becomes incontrovertibly clear that when all the assessments have been made, the Democratic Governor of Louisiana and the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans were and are the front lines of defense for their citizens. What they did or didn't do (that the Texas leaders are doing today) will become crystal clear. (For instance, buses might have been utilized to transport the people they knew were poor and helpless. Food and water could have been provided at the Super Dome in advance, etc., etc., etc.)

Donna Brazile knows how the system works, and she, who managed Gore's campaign, and after watching his bizarre behaviors since 2000, must thank God every day that her efforts did not make him her President for 9/11 or Katrina.

Give her a break!

Some on this site sound exactly like the illogical Bush-haters, and that is not an intelligent or smart way to approach any discussion!

There is no defender of conservatism as effective as a liberal who has been "mugged by reality." On the other hand, if hers is political rhetoric, it, too, will be revealed in time, and there will be plenty of time to say harsh things about her.

43 posted on 09/22/2005 7:03:42 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: McGavin999; Hildy

This is the opening of her campaign to be the next governor of La. No way Blanco runs again..it's wide open..I think Jindal may well as well..


44 posted on 09/22/2005 7:05:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: gridlock

Lets not forget though, after 9-11, demokkkrats acted like baby chicks hiding under the mother hen with a chicken hawk flying over. Remember? They were all talking about being SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad that Bush had won the election and that algore wasnt president.


45 posted on 09/22/2005 7:41:50 AM PDT by weezel
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To: b4its2late
"No difficulty with anyone putting up a casino, but the levee problem, which has been with us for centuries, never got fixed."

Far out.

46 posted on 09/22/2005 7:47:20 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: edcoil
The NO Chief of Police was on the tv noting none of those rapes at the superdome have ever been confirmed.

Why would Donna Brazile lie about something like that?

47 posted on 09/22/2005 7:49:04 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: fireballxl5

"Why the reluctance of many of you to believe the assault and rape allegations?"

Were there any police reports filed?

Or was it just 'heresay'?

Just because the media reports something, doesn't make it true!


48 posted on 09/22/2005 7:49:05 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bar-Face

This skant is a big time race baiting lying DEM,. Review the annual farce C-Span hosts State of Black America, nothing but a collection of losers,academics,dingbats, moonbats who scream institutionalized racism present in the military, business,schools,delivery of health care and of course the criminal justice system. It is a 2-3 day non-stop Bush and GOP bash attended by jesse,al,bananna boat harry, julian bond,that nut from Princeton,crazy louie from "nation of Islam" and that evil maaleux(USA fame) who wished death on Justice Thomas. This pig only wants air time because she does not have a loser in any election race to spew her hate and deception. This liar was the main mouthpiece in the black community that promoted the theory of stolen elections in 2000,2002,2004 don't trust her. I wonder how many of her protectors from the DEM party will donate to her poor family members; or will share their home, crazy Al sure isn't inviting anybody to Tn.


49 posted on 09/22/2005 7:49:36 AM PDT by dubyawhoiluv
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To: RDTF

Freepmail.


50 posted on 09/22/2005 7:49:39 AM PDT by Howlin
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