Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
You get what you elect
I remember 6 years ago when George Bush was running for President that it was great that here was a guy who wasn't going to change his opinion according to pollsters like Bill Clinton had done. Now I see the error of my thinking. A man who is thinking changes his opinion and his position according to the facts and the situation. Accordingly, George Bush is not thinking. Not only is it stupid to have a company based in the United Arab Emirates running America's ports, it is dangerous. I don't think the people in Dubai are bad folks. In fact, Dillyberto and Mr. Clio both spent some time there when they were younger. However, I do question the intelligence of allowing a country through which funds were funneled for the 9/11 hijackers to be running our ports. And now GWB won't back down. You get what you elect. Especially if that person feels like he has a mandate from God.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.