Wednesday, September 07, 2005

 

The City of Louisiana

Allison's always been more of a fan of Keith Olbermann than I am, but I've warmed to him over the past year. After watching this clip, I'll never doubt him again. A full transcript is here (though I notice some errors have crept into the transcription, and I recommend viewing the whole clip).

"But, nationally, these are leaders who won re-election last year largely by portraying their opponents as incapable of keeping the country safe. These are leaders who regularly pressure the news media in this country to report the reopening of a school or a power station in Iraq, and defies its citizens not to stand up and cheer. Yet they couldn't even keep one school or power station from being devastated by infrastructure collapse in New Orleans — even though the government had heard all the "chatter" from the scientists and city planners and hurricane centers and some group whose purposes the government couldn't quite discern... a group called The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."

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