First stop of the morning … New Orleans’ neighborhood

I just got a look at the schedule. Every minute of the day is accounted for. It’s 5 a.m. and in front of me is a bank of TV cameras, satellite trucks, and a devastated neighorhood.

Watching mainstream media work is interesting. There are six camera crews here. Edwards will be on the Today show with Matt Lauer.

Today we’ll be going to Iowa, then to New Hampshire. In Iowa he’ll be meeting with a group of bloggers and doing a town-hall meeting.

I’m wearing my ConvergeSouth shirt in honor of Sue Polinsky, who really is responsible for getting us in a position for me to get here.

Regarding the neighborhoods here, it’s dark, so I can’t see the full extent of the devastation, but the little bit I can see is simply horrific. Driving along I saw boarded up homes and buildings. Many of which still have spray-paint messages left by rescuers that say whether or not there were any bodies inside.

I’m in the front yard of a home that still is ripped apart. Most of the neighborhood is living in white trailers brought here by FEMA.

None of my words, nor any of the video or pictures you’ll eventually see, will really bring you how bad it really is.

53 thoughts on “First stop of the morning … New Orleans’ neighborhood

  1. i have first hand knowledge of edwards visiting a upper 9th habitat site…i was disgusted to see what a pony show it was…of course his people will make it look like he is personally rebuilding n.o. all he did was slam the president and about 10 nails then was off and running to some other p.r. gig.

  2. i have first hand knowledge of edwards visiting a upper 9th habitat site…i was disgusted to see what a pony show it was…of course his people will make it look like he is personally rebuilding n.o. all he did was slam the president and about 10 nails then was off and running to some other p.r. gig.

  3. Lay Z consider the following facts:

    1. Hurricane Katrina did not destroy New Orleans. The levees that were designed, built and maintained by the federal government failed and the ensuing floods destroyed the city. The Army Corp of Engineers has publicly admitted responsibility for the design failures. Now explain to me why the federal government should not be responsible for fixing New Orleans.

    2. May be should just let New Orleans go. When the oil and gas infrastructure go with it, you can plan on paying $5 plus for a gallon of gasoline. You may not be able to heat your house with natural gas at all. What do you say Lay Z?

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