Saturday, November 11, 2006

I think they should have been able to try for free...

New Orleans residents get a chance to get even:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- For $5, residents of one of the city's hardest hit neighborhoods received three tennis balls Saturday - and a chance to vent 15 months of frustration at the slow pace of rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina.

The object of their annoyance sat perched atop a dunk tank - Bob Josephson, director of intergovernmental affairs in Louisiana for the reviled and much-lampooned Federal Emergency Management Agency.

As for those who were cowardly?

Politicians invited to be dunked who politely declined included Mayor Ray Nagin and Gov. Kathleen Blanco. No shows included City Council President Oliver Thomas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in charge of fixing the city's levees.


Anonymous said...

Gov. Blanco MOST DEFINITELY should have been in that dunk booth. Ray Nagin too. And just for fun they should have added that ex-FEMA guy -- I think his name was Michael Brown. (How sad, I can't remember his name!?!).

And yeah, it should have been FREE!

Hooda Thunkit said...

Excellent choices all!

I hope those voting in Louisiana next keep their non-attendance in mind, when it comes time to vote again...