Sunday, June 13, 2010 Censors Carville!
~Editilla Notellas~ For inexplicable reasons, cut Carville's CNN piece to ribbons for his "Guest OpEd".
We cannot fathom why, but perhaps because the statements censored regard the Corps Engineering Failures, and runs globs of Corps Flash Ads. (We used to collect them at that link, but got so tired of it. Lately they have become relentless during this BP Oil Fail, ever determined to paint the Corps in a Media-Positive Light) has been known to protect the Corps in the past over these lucrative Ads.
It is a pretty surgical hatchet job actually, but for mention of Duvall's Ruling, they completely censored all of Carville's many other statements referencing Corps of Engineers culpability in the devastation of New Orleans. And, oddly enough, they cut statements that Carville resonates from
"We felt the effects of this neglect for the past five years, after rebuilding a city which was 80 percent flooded due to shoddy construction of flood control systems and levees by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
~"In case anyone misses the point here, let me state it bluntly: There is nothing natural about the great engineering failure of 2005 in Orleans and Saint Bernard Parishes. There is nothing natural about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico today. Both were the result of shoddy engineering on the part of private industry, which was in both cases supposed to be regulated and overseen by the federal government."


K. said...

Unfortunately, Carville completely omits the long history of the Louisiana state government's complicity with oil and shipping interests and the historical failure of Louisiana's congressional delegation to do anything other than special interest bidding. Louisiana's own politicians have led the way to the state's exploitation, and Carville is disingenuous to not put that at the top of his essay.

Editilla said...

What does Louisiana's long, storied, oft exaggerated and hardly unique reputation for political corruption have to do with the President's lackadaisical response to this current man-made disaster?
If anything, I'd say you agree with Carville's main point, to wit: Louisiana has paid the cost to be the boss, and gotten much less from the nation in return.
Furthermore, it is disingenuous to offer such a critique without considering the history of Louisiana Property Law and how that actually played a bigger role in the loss of our wetlands than our feckless legislatures... as if Property Owners didn't found this country and write our laws.

Editilla said...

That said, the dude is married to Mary Matlin.
Yes, he could have and should have worked his acumen for the wetlands but he didn't.
Now James Carville cries Alligator Tears.