Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Come On America, Be Like Newt!
I'm shocked to read that Newt Gingrich agrees with me. Shocked, I tell you. He argues that New Orleans needs to be rebuilt, and he writes about this in an article that appeared in Time Magazine March 6th, 2006 (co-authored with John Barry). The authors state that it should be rebuilt for financial reasons--it is the busiest port in the U.S. Plus they add that Washington has a moral obligation, and they write "It was the Federal Government's responsibility to build levees that worked, and its failure to do so ultimately led to New Orleans' being flooded." They even go green, claiming that the loss of coastal wetlands contributed to the mess, and they state "Compare that with the fact that in the past two years, we have spent more to rebuild Iraq's wetlands than Louisiana's." Could the world be so screwed up these days that I wish that Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, and not Hastert, who questioned right after Katrina the wisdom in rebuilding a city below sea level? America needs to be reminded that it is six months after Katrina, and very little has happened yet. My friends Bart and Xy made a video marking the six month mark. We need some help.