Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hug This

Although I'd still like to know how they picked the folks that W. could fondle on Friday to prove he cared, he actually cared (I have a funny feeling it wasn't just random), it isn't surprising to find out that this happened, too, while Bush got a look-see, a huggy-poo and a moment to long for Trent Lott's porch:

Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush’s visit to New Orleans, officials said.

The provisions, secured by U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and state Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom, baked in the afternoon sun as Bush surveyed damage across southeast Louisiana five days after Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Melancon’s chief of staff, Casey O’Shea.

“We had arrangements to airlift food by helicopter to these folks, and now the food is sitting in trucks because they won’t let helicopters fly,” O’Shea said Friday afternoon.

The food was expected to be in the hands of storm survivors after the president left the devastated region Friday night, he said.

After all, they'd been hungry for five days, so what's a few more hours.


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