I find it strange that..when I went into the NOLA

I find it strange that..when I went into the NOLA

Joined: March 17th, 2006, 6:30 pm

August 30th, 2007, 5:28 pm #1

forums, I didnt see any mention of the president visiting. Am I the only one finding that strange? At least on the food forum it was discussed where he had dinner! lol.
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NOOAWLINSMA
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August 30th, 2007, 8:00 pm #2

I went outside to see it. I know he ate with Drew Brees at Dooky Chasse's.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

August 30th, 2007, 8:56 pm #3

forums, I didnt see any mention of the president visiting. Am I the only one finding that strange? At least on the food forum it was discussed where he had dinner! lol.
His visits don't really mean anything except traffic gets screwed up.
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Joined: January 8th, 2005, 2:57 pm

August 30th, 2007, 10:28 pm #4

Amen! nm
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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

September 2nd, 2007, 6:29 am #5

Who cares if the man visited N.O.?
I know it was for Katrina but why did he even bother?

Ugh, I can't even go there.
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 6:30 pm

September 2nd, 2007, 12:15 pm #6

not for him as i think he deserves it but that the dude in charge of our nation is held in such low respect, I think it is sad for us.
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NOOAWLINSMA
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September 2nd, 2007, 7:31 pm #7

Who cares if the man visited N.O.?
I know it was for Katrina but why did he even bother?

Ugh, I can't even go there.
I was happy to see his helicopter. Like him or not, he is our president. He was elected by the voters and I think he is trying very hard to be a good president.
I just broke one of my cardinal rules...never discuss politics. I apologize. I really don't want to argue with anybody.
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misriveria
misriveria

September 2nd, 2007, 8:28 pm #8

I try to stay away from politics too but the lack of interest of the city speaks volumes and I think it is sad for all of us.
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JCG
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September 2nd, 2007, 9:26 pm #9

forums, I didnt see any mention of the president visiting. Am I the only one finding that strange? At least on the food forum it was discussed where he had dinner! lol.
... taking the president and his entourage to dinner with a curiously motley crew of White House hangers-on and localites at Dooky Chase's; but there wasn't much else to report.

The following morning there was a photo-op at a school in New Orleans (which reminded me uncannily of the photo-op of the president reading to children at a school on 9/11 - six years ago next week - which photo-op he seemed dilatory in leaving to deal with America under attack).

There was no stirring address in Jackson Square this time before Mr Bush took off to fly to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, utter some platitudes, and depart.

But at least on this trip his mishandlers didn't persuade him to appear in New Orleans in a flight suit or a recovery worker's outfit; or fly a banner claiming "Mission Accomplished!" - like the one draped aboard the carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003, saying that we had "prevailed" in the Middle East!

Mr Bush, nevertheless, is currently our elected president (for whom I was part of his minority popular vote in 2004); and I believe him to be a sincere man who is doing his best. It just isn't very good: he has resolved to be misserved by an ill-chosen, overly secretive top-level administration and some very questionable advisors who seem to strive above all to shield him from reality.

But Mr Bush has made more than a dozen visits to our hurricane-stricken areas (and other disaster sites) since Katrina/Rita; and that is commendable. It's easy - and wrong - to denigrate such appearances as mere photo-ops; and therefore insincere. They are something that a head of state has to do - even monarchs and dictators do it - to reassure their people that the nation cares and that the government is not neglecting us.
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NOOAWLINSMA
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September 2nd, 2007, 11:13 pm #10

I try to stay away from politics too but the lack of interest of the city speaks volumes and I think it is sad for all of us.
for us and for him.
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