Ken Odinet is an Idiot...
San Francisco. Dallas. Baltimore. Los Angeles. Chicago. Boston. New York City.
You name a major American city and chances are virtually 100% it is part of a larger metro-region that feeds off the main economic function of the "anchor" city AND that the parts of the region realize that the sum whole of the entire region is greater than the individual parts. These metro-regions operate with synergies in commerce, technology, law enforcement, mass transportation, education and countless others because they see the benefit of working together. FORTUNATELY we don't need to worry ourselves with those sorts of efforts down here in the Greater New Orle-, I mean Greater Jeffer-, I mean Greater St. Bern-, I mean Greater West Ban-...wait, what's so great about it? We've got the wicked witch of the west (quickly rub your hands over the table and you've done an Aaron Broussard imitation) and now its coming in from the east. Sorry, I'm beginning to climb a soap box here. Let me get down before it gets dangerous. My point is this: Ken Odinet is an idiot and shame on a legislator with that much experience in public office not realizing that what is good for New Orleans is good for the ENTIRE New Orleans Metro Region.
By using his full weight in the House's Special Session to effectively kill a bill that would de-politicize the Levee Board System as we know it and put people who know what in the hell a levee is in place. Mon-sewer Odinet has told the state, and Washington DC, that it is politics as usual down here because, in his words, "The bill didn't do anything for Chalmette." Now, my heart breaks when I think of the people of Chalmette. I have many good friends who lost everything they own, lost their memories and have nothing but the kindness of strangers to live on, but I was ENRAGED when I read the story in the TP about the bull headed, political BS this man is spewing out. His cronie Heitmeyer even attacked the 3 dozen leaders of the Rebuild New Orleans Coalition (made up primarily of THE Key Business People in the city) by saying "none of them even got water." What sort of nonsense is that? What does it matter if they personally did not flood? If they do not have faith in the ability of our government to do what is right for the safety of our city then we will continue to see the hemorrage of business people from the New Orleans Metro region,
Apparently our Senate thought it was a good idea, it passed there 37-0. The bill even KEPT the Orleans Levee Bored intact so they could tend to their Bull-S**t over passes to keep the money rolling in from Bally's and several other real estate developements they have going on. The regional board would ACTUALLY OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE LEVEE SYSTEM...WHAT A NOVEL CONCEPT! However Odinet thought it would be a good idea to vote against it and effectively kill it in the House of Represenatives. A full story is at www.nola.com.
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