A guy was involved in a house-flipping scheme.
For which he was sentenced to probation recently, and has to pay government restitution.
Said guy also lost his home and family during the flooding of New Orleans, and was struggling to rebuild, and had gotten some time in the public eye because of said efforts.
If you’re anybody with a lick of sense you’re reading the above thinking, hmm. The one has nothing to do with the other.
If you’re Michelle Malkin, you read the above and go straight to “HURRICANE KATRINA FRAUDSTER OMG TAX DOLLARS RAY NAGIN CHOCOLATE CITY MY MONEY BLING BLING GAAAAH.”
Probation for defrauding the government during a massive disaster? Yeah, I’d say he’s “done well.”
Sorry Michelle, but I’m not seeing where his fraud is related to Katrina. The first paragraph states that he took part in the fraud before Katrina. The wrongdoing was admitted last year, not committed then. It seems like a coincidence that it took place in new Orleans in the midst the Katrina aftermath.
It also says he’s been helping with the investigation and he’s gone through drug-rehab. Maybe the trauma of the storm, in which he lost his mother and a granddaughter, prompted him to turn his life around.
He’s also still being considered for the house, they were waiting to see what happened in the case first.
I think you’re way off base here. Yeah the guy did wrong, but I think he was a small player in a much bigger scheme. He got caught, he admitted it, he’s not blaming Bush or anyone else, and he seems to be turning his life around.
But this is not logic. This … is … MALKIN!
(Sorry, it was there.)
Hat tip to Scout.