Friday, September 02, 2005

Escape from New Orleans

Is anyone envioning a kind of Escape from New York scenario as President Bush finally visits the Gulf Coast area today? If you haven't seen the movie, it's set in an apocalyptic future in which New York is a waste land, walled off, a penitentary full of roving gangs. The president's plane crashes inside the zone and he is taken hostage. Kurt Russell is sent in to rescue the president. Outlandish in 1981, it doesn't seem that far-fetched today.


Stuart Greenhouse said...

Now I am. That's brilliant.

LKD said...

We were just talking about our fearless leader here at my place of employment and specultating on whether or not he'd actually put himself at risk by placing himself anywhere in the vicinity of any of the survivors seeing as how they'd no doubt rip him limb from limb.

Heck, snipers have already been taking shots at helicoptors that were evacuating patients from hospitals. What's to stop them from taking aim at that big fat target?

Did you hear what he said yesterday? In an interview, I think on ABC, he said he doubted that other countries would offer our country aid in this time of crisis and furthermore, he wasn't going to ask for their aid. (of course, other countries have since stepped up to bat and pledged aid)

How many people survived the hurricane only to succumb to its devastating aftermath and complete failure of our government to feed and shelter and protect and rescue the survivors? My guess is that we'll never know.

Meanwhile, everyone is so focused on New Orleans that folks anywhere outside the city limits have basically been forgotten.

God help them all.

Oh, and back to your question, Paul. Hostage? I don't think they'd bother taking him hostage. They'd show him the same mercy he's shown them.