well, i think it’s safe to say that his political career came to a grinding halt the other day [… snipping irrelevent blather …] at the cpac conference he said this about the african-american victims of hurricane katrina: after defending the federal government he said the african-american victims were: “so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn’t get out of the way of a hurricane.”
I’m not sure exactly how I feel about Newt’s statement… On the one hand, I’ve been through many many hurricanes, some quite a bit more devastating than Katrina ever thought about being, but on the other hand, the man has a point. New Orleans was given ample warning. I think the mean education level of the city is a testament to the fact that Ray Nagin was allowed to be elected Mayor of the town. If the man had an ounce of intelligence, he would have mobilized the fleet of mass transportation to get the apparently indigent out of town.
On a related topic, isn’t it oddly ironic that I garnered this tidbit from Moby’s blog?
PS: I’ve been perusing a bit of Moby’s blog. The guy is RIFE for ridicule. Look forward to a thrashing on a regular basis in these pages of moby. I mean I usually like his music, but boy is he a big dummy.