RUSH: I saw this yesterday on the web at www.BayouBuzz.com, and I haven’t seen it anywhere else, but this BayouBuzz.com is reporting that yesterday Senator Mary Landrieu, Louisiana, had an outrageous outburst in which she remarked, quote, ?We would have been better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees.? That’s what she’s reported as having said, ?We’d be better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees.? You know, Kathleen Blanco is out there whining and moaning about all the federal money that hasn’t showed up, and you’ve got local officials down there that botched this left and right.
It’s easy to dump on Bush. That’s all you have to do today to deflect attention from yourself if you’re a politician, any party, dump on Bush. But what is this, Louisiana would have been better off if a terrorist had blown up the levees? Did she think there would have been aid money coming faster, faster efforts to rebuild the levees, would there have been more national sympathy if terrorists had blown up the place rather than a hurricane? But think of a US Senator saying this. Not that far from 9/11, folks. ?We’d have been better off if terrorists had blown up our levees.?
RUSH: Cookie found little Mary “Baby Fat” Landrieu from Louisiana on CNN, it was yesterday.
LANDRIEU: We would have been better off had the terrorists blown up our levees. Maybe we’d have gotten more attention, but we blew them up ourselves, I mean not literally.
RUSH: And there you have it, the esteemed Senator from Louisiana, Mary “Baby Fat” Landrieu. The reason we call her Baby Fat, I don’t want there to be any misunderstanding, I’m not pulling a Joe Biden here, because she’s clean and as you heard very articulate, but I once said, and Cookie has never let me forget this, Snerdley was making snide comments about Landrieu’s hair one day and I said, ?She looks kind of cute to me.? Nobody could believe my taste. I just said she has this cute little baby fat. So I get the sound bite, and I get a transcript, the roster here, it says “Baby Fat” Landrieu said this on — (laughing) — listen to this again, though. How in the world does she think New Orleans didn’t get any attention? There’s 110 million or billion, whatever it is, dollars in Washington waiting to be distributed, but Kathleen Blanco, the governor, and School Bus Nagin cannot come to grips on how to use it or any of this. But the idea that New Orleans didn’t get any attention, for crying out loud, the Drive-By Media gave themselves Pulitzers! The networks set up bureaus in New Orleans.
LANDRIEU: We would have been better off had the terrorists blown up our levees. Maybe we’d have gotten more attention. But we blew them up ourselves, I mean not literally.
RUSH: Blew them up ourselves? (Laughing.) A hurricane. It was an American hurricane. Actually, she may not know how right she is, because we all know of the fraud and the waste, and what do you call it when you extort money from a project and put it into the back pocket of the people that run the levee boards? Graft, fraud, extortion, theft, what have you, and then you have the core of engineers saying, ?Yeah, we knew those things didn’t have a prayer in a category three hurricane.? Everybody was just rolling the dice that the big one wouldn’t hit.