Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Cutting-Edge New Orleans Greets President Obama
President Obama's speech made me feel like an adult citizen. He sounds like a guy who is prepared to tell people "No" if they come into his office with crazy ideas about looking the other way while torture, malfeasance, fraud, and civic neglect go on. He sounds like a guy who actually wants to hear that those things are going on so that he can do something about it.
Our friends at Dirty Coast have long said that New Orleans is "so far behind, we're ahead."
The President's speech yesterday reminded me that post-Katrina, this is only half true.
New Orleans is just ahead now. To wit:
President Obama: "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."
America needs to catch up on this one. We started doing that three and half years ago, and we have a lot of knowledge and experience on which the nation can draw.
Berto forwarded to me the picture below. Nuff said: