Army General Honore, in charge of the military aspect of the Katrina aftermath in New Orleans, deals with reporters sh*tting in their pantaloons over Hurricane Rita...the good general just wants to get the potential re-evacuation plans out to the people; reporters, as usual, are trying to interject their own issue-bias, and Honore will have none of that:
Honore: Once we complete the plan with the mayor, and is approved by the governor, then we'll start that in the next 12-24 hours. And we understand that there's a problem in getting communications out. That's where we need your help. But let's not confuse the questions with the answers. Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on. Let's not get stuck on the last storm. You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don't understand, maybe you'll confuse it to the people. That's why we like follow-up questions. But right now, it's the convention center, and move on.
Male reporter: General, a little bit more about why that's happening this time, though, and did not have that last time...
Honore: You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question. We are going to deal with Rita. This is public information that people are depending on the government to put out. This is the way we've got to do it. So please. I apologize to you, but let's talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.
-like any good General, Honore is trying to fight the next battle, and not the last one...I will sleep better at night knowing he is a large part of the Command and Control of the United States military.
-"Stuck on Stupid" ...love it! Methinks it applies to the Democratic party and the Mainstream Media since Bush was elected - stuck on stupid, indeed!
General Honore is an American, folks, and a great one.
Link to transcript here, at the Radio Blogger: http://www.radioblogger.com/#001001
Go straight to the videotape, via The Political Teen: http://thepoliticalteen.net/2005/09/20/stuckonstupid/