We all sink or swim together
Posted by schroeder915 on December 11, 2006
Karen Carter won the 2nd Congressional District runoff in Orleans Parish, west of the Industrial Canal.
Because that’s the base of support for the reforms of state and local government. Organizations like Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans spawned a renaissance of better, more responsive, more transparent, more accountable, and more effective government, from this area of the city.
Who benefits from those reforms?
Everyone! Including you numbskulls on the Jefferson Parish West Bank who have the worst levees in the region. Guess what Jefferson Parish: You’re way, way behind the curve as far as government reform goes. Take a look at the guy running the Parish, and your chief law enforcement officer. Transparent? Effective? Accountable?
If that damned hurricane moved ashore just 20 miles west of Waveland, you’d have been sunk — literally! You almost bit the bullet with Hurricane Rita. As it was, some of your homes did flood from drainage canal overflows. And that rough-shod privately built Harvey Canal was ready to spill over when Hurricane Rita hit.
By cynically voting for the guy with marked bills in his freezer, you’ve hurt all of us. The entire nation is looking at the way you cynically voted for Dollar Bill, overlooking the fact that we’re the ones doing all the heavy lifting. In the end, we’re all being punished by the rest of the nation because of the way you voted.
Think again about where your priorities are West Bank. The same goes for all of you people out there in Kenner.
We all sink or swim together. Maybe it’s time for West Bankers to learn how to swim.
Karen Carter: 2,201 (precincts on average 70 percent white)
Bill Jefferson: 2,815 (precincts on average 72 percent black)