What is the point of this article?
Way better then Blank-o
There was leadership
I think Texas did the right thing. You cant blame them for worrying over costs and how many they could accept. Especially now when Texas is just starting to see the long term effects of criminals who crowded in.
Not a single mention that the NOLA mayor and LA governor had more time to prepare for an orderly evacuation which didn't happen than the Texas governor had to prepare for one which did.
Why have we not read articles about the internal emails in the middle of the Katrina crisis between Blanco and her staff, Nagin and his staff? Oh, they're democrats? Okay. I understand.
I just hope that the people of Houston are bigger than these writers and editors and publishers who went after these emails.
We have not yet seen the bottom depth of the depravity of people who want to hurt Republicans, every time wi think we have seen the lowest form of behavior, they go even lower.
"Question between you and I," Perry's communications director, Eric Bearse, wrote Sept. 1, "at what point do we go from being compassionate to being taken advantage of (meaning, are they sending us folks they don't want?). Please erase when done reading."
Was the words in parentheses in the e-mail or is this person trying to put words in someones mouth?
As a Texan, I am glad that Perry's Worker Bee's were at least asking realistic questions and making decent decisions. It seems the Lame Stream Media, resents the examination of the pro's and con's of a situation.
I for one am thourouhly satisfied with the way Texas acquitted itself.
Perry is/was gov. of Texas, so his first responsibility was to Texans and he had to consider the effect refugees in large numbers from Louisiana would mean. If e-mails revealed a pie in the sky mentality in spite of endless TV of looters and the incredible corrupt/lying Louisiana politicians, then Perry should be horse-whipped. As it is, he acted honorably. He and Texas are Good Samaritans.
Interesting. Taken as a whole, I don't see that the article bashes Perry. The message to me is that these people [governor, staff, elected officials] were hard at work doing what they were supposed to do, being concerned and realistic about what they should be doing. I don't much like Perry, although I voted for him twice, but it sounds to me as though he did his job well and the state made pretty much the best of a bad situation.
I don't see a point to this article! If the concerns (justified by what's going on now here in the Houston area) hadn't been addressed, he'd be lambasted for NOT thinking ahead on this issue. We receieved some of the worst dregs of New Orleans' freeloaders. They blended into the Houston society and now we're seeing them responsible for over half the recent murders here...
Houston acted first and swiftly. Mayor Bill White and County Judge Robert Eckels should get the lion's share of the credit.
I think the Chronicle unintentionally made DeLay look good. It sounds like he was very concerned about the safety of Houston's residents, and that's why I like having him as my Congressman.
I too wonder where the evacuees got alcohol after being holed up in the superdome (and wrecking it I might add) for a week?
I also think Perry's staff did a great job considering nothing like this has ever happened before.
Violent crime is up by a third for 2006 from last year and it is only January!!
The "communications director" wrote that...!?? How do you become a "communications" professional when you haven't mastered 8th grade English?
Yes at the time it was the right thing to do....but Texan's now have a sever case of Katrina fatigue. They have for the most part proven to be worthless welfare pigs.....at our trough...and they have outstayed their welcome.....GET A JOB or go home...to Chocolate Ville...