Sunday, December 10, 2006

We'll Feel Real Bad About Jefferson When Americans Feel Bad About Dubya

So the people in America (that other country) elect a president who has overseen a failed war launched on what turned out to be false pretenses. Meanwhile, he runs up the national debt to unheard of levels. He wins reelection on the perception that he can keep his citizens safe; then it turns out the government is not ready for a disaster in a medium-sized city.

We're supposed to accept that.

Now, this weekend we learn that white suburban Jefferson Parish residents are central to the reelection of a petty thief congressman with $90,000 in his freezer. In response, Americans get all high and mighty and say things like "New Orleans [sic] will never change" and "They don't deserve rebuilding."

And we in New Orleans are supposed to beat our breasts and feel guilty?

Ain't gonna happen.

By the way, it was beautiful tonight to watch us BEAT DOWN America's Team.

I heard some sideline reporter ask Drew Brees if the Saints are now America's Team.

I don't want to be America's Team. Let 'em have the Cowboys. And Applebee's.


ashley said...

Great minds think alike, simultaneously.

Seymour D. Fair said...

Hell ya.

Adrastos said...

Excellent post, Mr. Clio. Bad candidates win elections all the fricking time.