The Rebuilding Continues to be a Smashing PR Success
And my mission was very simple. I wanted to thank President Bush for the millions of FEMA trailers that were brought down there. They gave roofs over people's head. People had the chance to have baths, air condition. We have TV, we have toiletry, we have things that are necessities that we can live upon.
But now, I wanted to remind the President that the job's not done, and he knows that. And I just don't want the government and President Bush to forget about us. And I just wish the President could have another term in Washington.
-Hurricaine Katrina survivor Rockey Vaccarella, after he drove his FEMA trailer from New Orleans to Washington to demand a meeting with President Bush, which he was, surprisingly, granted.
That would also be Rockey Vaccarella, wealthy entrepreneur and former Republican candidate for a seat on the St. Bernard Parish commission.
Meanwhile, "Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding Chairman Don Powell" gives a presser:
If you don't hear anything I'm about to say, please focus on this issue -- just remember you heard it from me here in this press room on August 22, 2006 -- the New Orleans Saints will be in the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints will be in the playoffs.
And we're sure the residents will be absolutely thrilled to pack the Superdome to the gills to cheer their team on.
When the Saints Go Marching In the Briefing Room [Extreme Mortman]