Sorry, folks, but I don’t want to hear any more complaints coming out of New Orleans. Why? Well, in case you haven’t heard the voters in New Orleans decided to send William Jefferson to a runoff election for his Congressional seat. Why does this take away these people’s entitlement to a voice in the national debate? Ha! The man is a criminal, that’s why! From the article:
But his clout was already on the wane even before his last election two years ago. By then, news had broken that he was under investigation for alleged bribery and that federal agents said they found $90,000 hidden in his freezer. He survived, winning re-election in 2006 easily, but he subsequently was stripped of a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Last year, he was indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury in Virginia. Other family members also have been caught up in an unrelated scandal. Two siblings face federal corruption charges in New Orleans and a third has pleaded guilty.
And the people in New Orleans sent this man back to Congress?! Are you serious?!! These are likely the same people who heard three days out that there was a massive storm getting ready to hit the city and they should evacuate. Then they heard two days out that the storm was going to be the biggest to hit America in our history and they MUST evacuate. Then they heard the day before that the city was going to flood and if they wanted to survive, they needed to leave immediately. And then they stayed put.
Sorry, but that’s exactly what some people did during Katrina. I HAVE to believe that people who would look the biggest storm in American history in the face and go, “Bah, screw it. I’m staying put,” are the same people who re-elected a criminal to Congress. And those people no longer have room to complain about anything. I’m still a major supporter of reconstruction in Southeast America and I would much prefer that all of our foreign aid be redirected to these types of hurricane recovery efforts (which are now so prevalent in the Southern United States) before we send the dollars overseas. But at this point, I don’t want to hear anyone who voted for Jefferson complaining. You get what you vote for, people, and you voted for a lying, cheating, criminal.