Since my initial guest post here at First Draft seemed to fall still-born from the publishing platform, I will shamelessly go after easier prey.
In his interview withdouchemook Matt Lauer, Larry Craig bemoaned the fact that no threatening monster hurricanes were available to distract the American public away from the Senator’s controversial“stall tactics”:
I liken it to we’re in the middle of hurricane season. And we were. And there were no hurricanes. I became the political hurricane that everybody wanted to talk about. And did it– did they talk about it? You bet they did.
That reminds me:two years ago today, mere weeks after Katrina, Rita and the Federal Flood devastated the Gulf Coast, Senator Larry Craig decided to air some helpful thoughts about our “part of the world” down here. He said:
Fraud is in the culture of Iraqis. I believe that is true in the state of Louisiana as well… A rookie cop in New Orleans, they pay him or her $17,000 starting pay and then wink and say you better make the rest of it on the street.”
Granted, LA and N.O. do have a history of tolerating too much corruption. But usually the stakes are embarrassingly low, like 90 grand in a freezer or paper bag, stolen from Louisiana tax-payers. Neighboring states, on the other hand, are much more sophisticated. They aim higher. Louisianans are pikers compared to the corporate thieves in neighboring states that have defrauded the entire nation with their sophisticated billion-dollar corporate-crony scams like Enron (TX), Halliburton (TX), Brown and Root (TX), Worldcom (MS), HealthSouth (AL).
And why has Craig never second-guessed Bush’s trillion dollar “nation-building” misadventure in fraud-filled Iraq, but, a few weeks after America’s greatest natural and man-made disaster, he suddenly becomesconcerned about Louisiana’s culture of fraudulence?
As for his bizarre claim about the NOPD… I’ll just ask: does Larry have first-hand knowledge of thenaughty “cops” and “winks” and “streets” in New Orleans?