New Orleans is not asking for a handout; we’re asking for a hand up,
I’m taking them out of here as quickly as I can, … I’m not going to sit back and let another one die.
It’s very important for people to come back to the city and take a look and understand.
Once we get the 3,000 National Guardsmen here, we’re locking this place down, … It’s really difficult because my opinion of the looting is it started with people running out of food, and you can’t really argue with that too much. Then it escalated to this kind of mass chaos where people are taking electronic...
We’re out of nuclear crisis mode and into normal, day-to-day crisis mode,
At some point in time the dead bodies are going to start to create a serious disease issue.
At the end of the day, I believe truth is stronger than any lie that’s out there.
I was among the people in the Superdome. I knew what was going on every minute. I did not have air conditioning nor shower facilities. I made decisions based upon facts and not what I thought was going to happen. So history will judge me based upon those actions.
everything you hoped to happen is happening. Algiers is alive and well and breathing.
There have been too many people who have said we were dead. There were too many people who said we were way too divisive. There were too many people who thought this city should go in a different direction. But the people, the people have said they like the direction we’re going in and we...
We had people trapped on roofs, et cetera … and they didn’t know about it? That’s just impossible.
It scared the crap out of me, … I immediately said, `My God, I have to call a mandatory evacuation.’
He answered my questions, and he appeared to be pretty sincere.
The challenge for New Orleans is that we maintain our authenticity,
We should be in pretty good shape from a law enforcement standpoint as we move forward.
I don’t know what the gentleman did, but whatever he did, he didn’t deserve what I saw on tape.
The real issue – that I don’t think the nation is paying attention to – is that through the city of New Orleans, through the Gulf of Mexico, we probably deal with almost a third of the nation’s domestic oil that is produced. And that will most likely be shut down,
gone from anger to despair to seeing us turn the corner.
There’s fire coming out of the water, … It’s the weirdest thing you’ll ever see.