N.O. mayor: "I am pissed!"

New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is so angry that he's telling it like it is. Listen to this entire mp3 and hear the frustration and rage and courage and conviction and emotion:
There is nothing happening. They're feeding the public a line of bull, and it's spinning, and people are dying down here... We authorized $8 billion to go to Iraq, lickety-split. After 9/11 we gave the president unprecedented powers, lickety-quick, to take care of New York and other places. And you're telling me... that a place where you probably have thousands of people that have died, and thousands more that are dying every day, that we can't figure out a way to authorize the resources that we need? Come on, man!

...I don't want to see anybody do any more goddamned press conferences. Put a moratorium on press conferences, don't do another press conference until the resources are in this city, and then come down to this city and stand with us... Don't tell me 40,000 people are coming here! They're not here. It's too doggoned late. Now get off your asses and let's do something, and let's fix the biggest goddamn crisis in the history of this country.
Here's a transcript for the mp3-impaired.

And: Excellent commentary from Sadly, No!.

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