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Asking a gathering of black clergy in Hampton, Va., how come post-Katrina New Orleans was being asked to put up HOPE money for its recovery when post-9/11 New York was not. Sen. Obama says early in the speech that he’d been asked if the Bush administration delayed help for New hot new Orleans because most of its residents were black. “I restaurants say, ‘Well, naw, this administration was colorblind in its incompetence.’ ” Still, the right-wing partisans touting the release of the video say it’s proof Obama is a racial radical when he’s speaking to mostly black crowds. Gulf shrimp remoulade It’s fair to point out that with quail eggs and potato at Coquette Obama sounds a lot more down home at Hampton than he typi- cally does, especially since his 5 chefs to watch birthplace in Hawaii is nowhere FOR near down home. It’s kind of silly to expect an orator to always sound the same, irrespective of audience, but if the president’s JARVIS D E B ERRY critics want to make that their Engaging live complaint, so be it. with readers CHANGE? But some offer a far more dis- at connect. honest analysis. They insist that nola.com/user/ Kristin ButterwortH Juan CarLos steVe erin swanson MarCus the candidate was lying, that New jdeberry/ Windsor Court GonZaLeZ ManninG Restaurant woodHaM Orleans was given more grace index.html Grill Room SoBou Annunciation R’evolution Tempt Meatery Board Toups’ Meatery than New York City. That’s not just an attack on Obama. It’s an CONNECT ON attack on the truth — and on us. The Stafford Act requires that, after a disaster, a community put up 10 percent M toward its rebuilding costs. New York had its contribution waived, Obama pointed out. New Orleans did not. How do his critics respond? With a non-response. Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief at dailycaller.com, which $2.00 METRO EDITION S U N D A Y, O C T O B E R 7, 2 0 1 2 DAILY & BREAKING NEWS AT published the video, writes: “By January of 2007, six • KENNETH HARRISON ILLUSTRATION months before Obama’s Hampton speech, the federal gov- ernment had sent at least $110 billion to areas damaged by Katrina. Compare this to the mere $20 billion that the Bush — administration pledged to New York City after Sept. 11.” S The attacks on the Twin Towers damaged or tarting before the ﬁrst debate, a question has been HOW CAN ROMNEY NOT MAKE THIS SALE? One possible destroyed 30 million square feet of ofﬁce space in Man- hattan, that is, slightly more than a square mile. About posed to me frequently by current and former explanation would be he is a lousy salesman or 145 square miles of previously dry land was under water in New Orleans alone after Hurricane Katrina. Altogeth- colleagues. “Is Mitt Romney the a poor candidate, but then he’s amassed a far er, Hurricane Katrina damaged 92,000 square miles of property. We did not receive 92,000 times more money. worst candidate of all time superior resume to the one Obama had in 2008. And, for the most part, we did not have our share of or what?” they ask, fail- recovery costs waived. The New York Times questioned ing to suppress a grin for, that sudden stinginess in a February 2007 editorial. The in my line of work, current and former federal government, it noted, waived Florida’s match when colleagues are, with few exceptions, hectoring taxpayers to buy her birth all the while like dissipated trust fund 1992’s Hurricane Andrew caused damage that came out to delighted by that prospect. control, it is clear that even a $200,000 babies. It explains, too, how Obama $139 per Floridian. The government waived New York’s The query is designed to dispirit and Ivy League feminist and gender stud- seeks re-election on essentially noth- match when the 2001 terrorist attacks caused damage that it does, though perhaps not in the way ies degree doesn’t open all the doors ing at all — blaming an inherited mess worked out to $390 per New Yorker. After two deputies were killed in August intended, or at least not chieﬂy that anymore. on unspeciﬁed previous policies, foreign Katrina and Rita and the levee failures damaged Loui- way. For contained within the ques- At various volume levels, Democrats “headwinds” and the like for a situation siana to the tune of $6,700 per capita. We — and that “we” tion is the implicit, though sedulously have been making this argument — he insists, despite all contrary evidence, includes The Times-Picayune’s editorial page and the LAST IN dodged, admission that Presi- that a reliance on govern- is improving. And does so while putting Louisiana congressional delegation — begged Washington dent Obama deserves to lose. ment and the alleged powers forward … what, exactly, beyond more for mercy. We were repeatedly told no. The incredulity underlying of its mandarins is a good of the same? Yes, there was a waiver extended for debris removal A SERIES the question, that is, implies thing — for a long time. Obama’s opaque campaign makes and some emergency services, but in no way does that the understanding that a can- The call has gotten loud sense in this respect: If the assump- invalidate Obama’s argument. didate who can’t beat Obama the past couple of years. tion is that government will and should The Bush administration contended it had fronted us and his track record must be For instance, Peter Orszag, handle so many aspects of life, then spe- the money for the match, a curious case of accounting a sorry candidate indeed. Obama’s former head of the ciﬁcs aren’t necessary. The debate then that was typical for the administration after Katrina. For Yet the truly discourag- Ofﬁce of Management and isn’t about purpose or policy; it’s simply example, the $110 billion included money that had been JAMES VARNEY ‘I’LL KILL THEM ALL’ at a LaPlace trailer park, the tale of ing aspect isn’t so much that Budget, wrote the coun- haggling over price (a staggering sum, sent to ﬁve states for recovery from three hurricanes: Romney might lose — for Engaging live try’s problem is a surfeit of incidentally, and thus another matter Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Sixteen billion dollars had been he may yet win — but that with readers democracy. You may say he’s best left unaddressed for now). paid out by the National Flood Insurance Program. We’d such a loss may signal a kind at connect. a dreamer, but he’s not the How can Romney not make this sale? paid premiums for that. So why was it counted as a gift? of electoral resignation, an nola.com/user/ only one: North Carolina One possible explanation would be he “This really steams me up,” Obama says when begins to acknowledgement by vot- jvarney/ Gov. Beverly Perdue fol- is a lousy salesman or a poor candidate, talk about Washington’s requirement that we put up $1 for ers as tacit yet unspoken index.html lowed Orszag’s call for rule but then he’s amassed a far superior every $10 received. “This isn’t in the prepared remarks.” as the one lurking behind by elite bureaucracy with resume to the one Obama had in 2008. He mentions the forgiveness shown New York and the negative assessment of a yearning for a day when An even scarier prospect is the United Florida, which he argues communicated, “We’re not CONNECT ON Romney’s campaigning skill. politicians could sail along States has become so oddly contorted going to wait for you to scratch it together — because In other words, an Obama unperturbed by messy inter- it looks, yes, “forward” to an uncharted you’re a part of the American family.” the suspects and their link to a volatile victory could be interpreted ruptions like elections. era in which the government is viewed “What’s happening down in New Orleans? ‘Where’s as an acceptance of a balance of power This is genuine extremism: a realign- favorably as the sole galvanizing and your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money?’ Makes between individuals and the govern- ment of government’s purpose and unifying economic force. no sense … Tells me somehow the people down in New ment that is out of whack. the relationship between its subjects So when friends ask if Mitt Romney Orleans, they don’t care about as much,” he says. This is not election year hyperbole, and rulers, to use the most apt words. is the worst candidate, the quale comes They didn’t care as much. And few people down here, although there is no question winners Worse, it’s a shift Obama embraces. not from the scouting report but from regardless of race, are likely to argue otherwise. That’s why and the losers of presidential contests For this alteration is what he meant the fear that while serfdom may not be the video of Obama’s speech fails so spectacularly as an tend to exult or wallow excessively. The when he promised to “fundamentally included on GPS today, we are leaving attack. He’s speaking up for people who have a legitimate signposts were evident even before the transform” the United States. The goal the road to it and hitting the highway claim to the government’s money and not, like his current love affair with government the Demo- explains how his administration can ramp. opponent, turning his back on those desperately in need. crats presented in Charlotte provided put the government on auto-pilot and a creepy case in point. After all, when cruise through three years without an •••••••• •••••••• anti-government group emerged a 31-year-old woman ﬁnds fame by approved budget, yet spend money James Varney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jarvis DeBerry can be reached at email@example.com and at 504.826.3355. Follow him at http://connect.nola.com/user/jdeberry/posts.html and attwitter.com/jarvisdeberrytp. C M PAGE: E-1 Sunday, October 7, 2012 Zone: Metro OUTPUT AT 6:50 PM, FRIDAY Y K KYLE JOEKEL Anthony Davis shoots during an ‘THEY DON’T LIKE THE LAW’ AAU tournament in July 2010. Anthony Davis ROSE FROM ANONYMITY to 1st-round pick TERRY LYN SMITH Davis was unknown before scout’s video at an AAU tournament. SEE IT AT NOLA.COM HORNETS VS. MAGIC 1:30 p.m. today in Mexico City NBATV BRIAN SMITH By Claire Galofaro Sta writer Osmel Trevino woke up before dawn Bullets tore into trailers DERRICK SMITH to a sound he thought was thunder. Aug. 16 after He walked outside to watch the storm. By dawn, two deputies were dead. St. John depu- It was pitch black at the Scenic Another two were injured. And the ties tried to Riverview Mobile Home Park in tangled tale of the seven accused in LaPlace, but it wasn’t storming the connection with the shootings began question a morning of Aug. 16. to unspool. group of resi- Trevino saw three deputies hunched Two were on federal domestic dents. One of- TODAY behind cars, the nearest maybe 30 feet terrorism watch lists, linked to the ﬁcer fell onto The group moves from where he stood. growing anti-government “sover- a gravel drive. into a camp in “Pop, pop, pop,” Trevino heard, eign citizens” movement. It is less a Another was DAVID GRUNFELD / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER and he threw himself onto the grav- cult than a loose collection of pariahs, TOP: PATRICK K. GLEASON / CHICAGO SUN-TIMES DeSoto Parish, shot trying to ﬂees again when el. The next thing he saw was the united only in their shared beliefs: aid his fallen the sheriff shows up, then resur- red-orange ﬂash from the muzzles of automatic weapons. See SHOOTINGS, A-14 colleague. South Side Chicago faces in LaPlace. teen’s growth spurt, READ ALL THREE PARTS OF THE SERIES AT NOLA.COM PART ONE: Kyle Joekel picks a ﬁght at a Nebraska roadhouse, threatens to shoot deputies, and then barrels out of the state at 100 mph. PART TWO: Joekel falls in with the Smith family at a trailer park in Tennessee. Together, they ﬂee when the law comes for the Smith patriarch. skills drew notice — By Jimmy Smith Sta writer Fontainebleau Park on the mend after Hurricane Isaac CHICAGO — Behind the wheel of his well-trav- eled 2004 silver Inﬁnity Q35, Daniel Poneman battled a range of emotions. Returning home from a tournament in Merrillville, Ind., one By Robert Rhoden Sta writer Parish. It’s Louisiana’s most-visit- of the hundreds of schoolboy basketball tour- J uvenile bald eagles soaring. ed state park, drawing more than 1 mile naments he often attended to assess talent, Herds of deer appearing out 300,000 people per year. MANDEVILLE Poneman ran through his feelings: of nowhere as the These days, though, Pelican Excitement. Incredulity. Disbelief. 190 day’s last rays of the animals largely have Park As he tooled northward along Interstate Wildlife have . sunshine fade through the place to themselves. 94 toward his Evanston, Ill., home just a RD popular preserve Save for park workers BIN woods. Coyotes padding block and a half from fabled Lakeshore Drive CA to themselves 1089 quickly beneath pines and cleanup crews here and the turquoise waters of Lake Michigan, G LO and live oaks laden with until it reopens and there, Fontaineb- Poneman pondered what he’d just witnessed. Spanish moss. leau is closed and empty, Fontainebleau Three years earlier, Poneman, then a high Such scenes are com- still working to recover State Park school freshman, had seen Anthony Davis, 5 u WAY yo monplace in the sprawling 2,800- from the damage wrought by Hur- feet 9, about 130 pounds, playing for an Ba acre Fontainebleau State Park, ricane Isaac in late August. eighth-grade AAU basketball team in Chi- CAUSE ne Lake Pontchartrain Ca set hard against the shore of Lake cago, a wiry sixth man who wore goggles. Pontchartrain in St. Tammany See PARK, A-20 STAFF MAP See DAVIS, A-22 BUSINESS A-26 LIVING D PUZZLES D-11 TELEVISION D-13 175th WEATHER COOL AND SUNNY YEAR See B-6 HIGH LOW CLASSIFIED F-6 LOUISIANA A-10 REFLECTIONS E TRAVEL D-8 75° 59° DEATHS A-4 NATIONAL A-5 SPORTS C WASHINGTON A-14 NO. 253 7 12393 22222 7 C M PAGE: A-1 Sunday, October 7, 2012 Zone: Metro OUTPUT AT 8:42 PM, SATURDAY Y K
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