Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Canton, Mississippi. Why with her laser beam eyes, I'm sure she could she the damage from around 200 miles away!. Perhaps she couldn't make it to Biloxi or Gulfport because she was worried about crying or maybe she watched Foxnews to see the reports of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina!
In her 30-minute speech, Clinton took President Bush to task for his response to Hurricane Katrina, saying the president should not have needed a video from CNN to understand what was happening after the storm.
"The President did not respond to the needs of the people here in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana... " Clinton said. "We do not yet have the level of response and urgency that a national disaster, which turned into a national disgrace, deserves. I will do whatever I can to make up for lost time as your president.
It is funny how she lambastes President Bush for not immediately hopping on a plane on August 30, 2005 to inspect the damage. Frankly, a visit by President Bush at that time would have pulled valuable resources from ongoing rescue efforts along the Mississippi Coast and in New Orleans. Her message may have sounded more sincere if perhaps she stood on the steps(all that was left) of of McElroy's Restaurant in Biloxi. Or perhaps on the slab where the Seafood and Maritime Museum once stood. Or maybe the vast, empty lot where historic homes such as Grasslawn once stood. Or maybe, she could have just driven along Highway 90 and so the countless slabs and steps that are the only reminders of what was once there before Hurricane Katrina.
More money is needed for rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans. I'll agree with her on that. But she is hypocrite for she has not visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She does not know the level of destruction. President Bush was made an honorary citizen for the number of visits he made to Biloxi and Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina hit.
Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton herself, were too busy with derogatory comments about Mississippi to bother to see for themselves the monumental task we face in rebuilding.
"I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress," Clinton told the paper. "There has got to be something at work here. How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism, that's not the openness I see in Iowa.'"
Oh, I see. Mississippi is a repressive and closed off state until she needs our votes. But even this comment wasn't as bad as the one Representative Charles Rangel made.
“Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?” Mr. Rangel said.
Hmm. Something seems to be in the water of New York and Washington D.C. It makes New Yorkers hate Mississippi!
Instead of her prickliness coming to see the damage for herself in cities such as Gulfport and Biloxi, she is sending her 'husband', Bill. After all, can't have her crying or possibly swooning over the devastation.
Oh, and Obama is supposed to be making a visit to Mississippi as well.
Thankfully, since McCain is unopposed in the primaries, we don't have to worry about a suck-up visit from him.