Well, Fox analyst and former WWL reporter Chris Myers has burned the Mother Hen’s goose and it ain’t pretty. While sitting in on Dan Patrick show recently, Myers said the following about Hurricane Katrina victims in comparison to victims of the Tennessee flood:
“My best is and maybe it’s a little corny, but I like it. It’s a great country here. We have disastrous issues where people pull together and help themselves and I thought the people in Tennessee, unlike and I’m not going to name names. When a natural disaster hits people were not standing on a rooftop trying to blame the government, okay, they helped each other out through this.
Middle Tennessee where a lot of hardworking, tax-paying, legal American citizens have been affected by the floods and are trying to rebuild their lives and they are helping out and I think that other people around the country, of course the music industry in and around Nashville helping, without making a big deal out of it and I think that’s a good thing.”
First off, Mr. Myers, those who suffered from the man-made levee breaches in New Orleans have every right to blame the government for what took place. According to the Flood Control Act of 1965, the design, construction, and maintenance of the levees in New Orleans fall under the purview of the Army Corps of Engineers, which coincidentally is a part of the federal government. Therefore and hitherto, what took place in New Orleans in August 2005 was not a natural disaster. That natural disaster hit Mississippi.
And, before you decided to blame the good people of Louisiana for the BP/Transocean/Halliburton oil debacle, please note this little lesson starring our esteemed friend, Chef Who Dat:
And, I hope that when the Saints win the Superbowl this year that the Atlanta Falcons will be able to hand off the Lombardi Trophy to Tom Benson–it would more have more sentimental value to the people of Louisiana. So, do us a favor, Mr. Myers and stick to what you know…sports. Well maybe you should leave sports up to Angela Hill…