STAGED . . .
I was first skeptical of Rocky Vaccarella when I saw the words "faux-FEMA trailer" in the local media before he headed off to Washington, DC from "da Parish." But it gets better as the trailer has morphed into something else in stories such as the one on this site:
Bush's comments came after a White House meeting on Wednesday with Louisiana activist Rockey Vaccarella who drove his FEMA trailer to the White House to thank the president for the trailers that many people now call home.
Nope. What was pulled up to DC was not a real FEMA trailer--it was a prop. Just like something else used as a prop.
And then during the photo-op on the South Lawn as this average, god-fearing (the cross very-carefully placed in view over his shirt) guy poses with the caring President (a guy just like old Rock--except that he attended Andover, Yale, Harvard, and owned a Major League Baseball team), old Rock drops this bomb:
"And I just wish the president could have another term in Washington."
From the Washington Post:
The Vaccarella visit was part of a preemptive effort by the White House to fend off fresh criticism of the administration's handling of Katrina as the first anniversary approaches.
Translation: STAGED. PLANTED. FAKE. ORCHESTRATED.
Games and more games. And this city and region continues to languish . . . .
The Times-Picayune's puff on yesterday's "highly unlikely" meeting.
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