RUSH: I want to congratulate somebody. I want to congratulate the governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. I want to congratulate the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin. Many Democrats, as predicted by me, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-seeing, all-sensing, all-feeling, all-everything Maha Rushie, predicted and told you that the Drive-By Media was hoping for destruction, Katrina 2. They were salivating. They wanted people in misery. They wanted drownings. They wanted debris floating all over the place. They wanted those levees to fail. They wanted this disaster to once again blame it on a sitting Republican president. The death of New Orleans would be the resurrection of Obama’s campaign, they believed.
As usual, and as has become common, Democrats were hoping to take political advantage of misery, of pain, of grief, and of loss. The party of doom and gloom once again has found hope in a natural disaster. They are hoping that the Republicans could be blamed for this natural disaster. Now, remember the rant that I went on, the brilliant rant on the California wildfires, people’s homes were literally being destroyed, Harry Reid and a bunch of Democrats blaming Bush for not having the correct global warming policies, and they were gleeful over what was happening during these fires. New Orleans did benefit from the help of the Army Corps of Engineers, getting its levees up to date after Katrina. They’ve still got some work to do on that. But in terms of evacuation and readiness, the new person in the mix is Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana. The Bush administration is still there. So is Mayor Nagin. FEMA is still there. They don’t have Brownie, but they’ve got Chertoff at Homeland Security. The difference between Katrina and now is night and day in terms of readiness and evacuation plans. The new governor made a dramatic impact on people’s lives and their safety. He’s only been in office since January 14th. Nine months, eight months. He has more important executive experience than Obama and Biden.
Bobby Jindal has shown himself to be more qualified than Obama. He’s two years short of Governor Palin in terms of gubernatorial experience. As for Obama, he had this to say the day before Gustav made landfall. ‘Obviously this is a very serious situation,’ adding he was monitoring events closely. Yip yip yip yip yahoo. Where was he monitoring events closely and what the hell was he empowered to do about it? Why didn’t he go down there and help them with the sandbags? I thought at least I’d see him down there doing that. Barack Obama said, ‘The main priority had to be making sure that everything is being done on the ground to prevent a repeat of some of the tragic situations we saw several years ago.’ Yeah, and Senator Obama, he didn’t have anything to do with it. Bobby Jindal, new governor, Ray Nagin, same mayor, same Bush, same as everybody last time. Yeah, it wasn’t a direct hit, but it was bad, and they got everybody out of there just in case. So a hearty congratulations to Bobby Jindal and all those who worked so hard to get New Orleans and other places back together. One thing, you know, the hurricane was supposed to go west, Louisiana into Texas. It didn’t do that. It turned north. It really has caused quite a toll throughout the state of Louisiana. There are places that have been far more damaged than even New Orleans. So Jindal has his hands full, but he is the guy to deal with it.