2005/09/04

Transcript for September 4 - Meet the Press, online at MSNBC - MSNBC.com

Transcript for September 4 - Meet the Press, online at MSNBC - MSNBC.com:

This edition of Meet the Press will be rebroadcast at 10 PM on MSNBC. You need to watch this.

"MR. BROUSSARD: I'm telling you most importantly I want to thank my public employees...

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: ...that have worked 24/7. They're burned out, the doctors, the nurses. And I want to give you one last story and I'll shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, 'Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?' And he said, 'Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get
you on Friday.' And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. President...


MR. BROUSSARD: Nobody's coming to get us. Nobody's coming to get us. The secretary has promised. Everybody's promised. They've had press conferences. I'm sick of the press conferences. For God sakes, shut up and send us somebody. "

2 Comments:

Anonymous Larry said...

If it had been my mother, I'd would have gone gotten her myself rather than keep telling her someone is one the way. Take care of family first.

Had I been in charge of the emergency management, at it appears he was, I would have ensured that the whole nursing home was evacuated.

They obviously had telephone communication with the nursing home. Yet, they let a whole nursing home drown??? What kind of local offical stands by for four days on the phone while a nursing home floods?

Mon Sep 05, 09:51:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Cg said...

If it had been my mother, somehow I would have gone for her.

Mon Sep 05, 06:11:00 PM CDT  

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