Friday, September 02, 2005

Lost causes

And some people say Republican leaders have no hearts:

It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said of federal assistance for hurricane-devastated New Orleans.

Democratic lawmakers from Louisiana were quick to disagree Thursday and Hastert sought to clarify the comment during the day.

"It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed," the Illinois Republican said in an interview about New Orleans Wednesday with the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill.

On one hand I guess it's good to see a Republican expressing the fiscal prudence their party (pre-Bush) was known for.

I just hope that Mr. Hastert understands that, along with New Orleans, we also assign his political career to the dustbin of lost causes.

1 comment:

tim said...

I am really disturbed by the horrifying stories about human suffering from Katrina. However, the human suffering created by gangs and thugs attacking medical personnel, shooting at relief aircraft, and senseless violence is also disheartening.

I hope we do not experience something like this in our area. Because, I do not think our emergency response plans are much better than New Orleans.

We need to get our National Guard and Army Reserve units back. The Iraqi War is having a terrible impact on our ability to deal effectively with internal emergencies.

Question? Why are we concerned in the extreme about world-wide tyrants and disasters in other countries, but cannot help our own people in a time of need.

I don't have the answer. But, it does make you wonder sometimes.