Monday, March 05, 2007

Newt Gingrich Says New Orleans Residents Were Uneducated Victims of Katrina » Red, Blue, and You

Newt Gingrich apparently spoke about New Orleans recently. Here is a link. I'm not sure how to take this, what do you think?


saintseester said...

I find it heartening, not because he pointed out the education problem but he included the FAILURE of the federal govt. in the statement.

Mr. Melpomene said...

Yeah, but why don't we complain about ignorant bureaucrats in the corps of Engineers. There is plenty of stupidity to go around, I think the Newtron is baiting the Red State red meat types who just want an excuse to absolve the Bush administration.

Tim said...

I think Newt was saying that there were (are) a lot of ignorant people here, which I think is true. He didn't say we were all stupid, or that even some were stupid, just ignorant. And doggone, anybody who didn't get out of the way of Katrina by choice is pretty ignorant in my book. I saw both the Mayor and the Governor all but begging people to leave Saturday morning on TV.

No, I'm no fan of Newt, I'm much too liberal and registered Green, so he won't get my vote. But I don't see any real issue here.



William said...

I read that blog you linked to. It's either a parody site, or written by a 18 year old student at Bob Jones U. Not worth your time.

Check out his article trashing John Edwards for not wanting to be part of the debate on FOX.

Here's a quote: "All those far left wing activists trying to keep FOX from hosting the event is a good example how they try to prevent FREE SPEECH."