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Anne Rice on New Orleans

Posted Sep 03, 2005 in Politics

I’m not a great Anne Rice fan. But this piece, Do You Know What It Means to Lose New Orleans?, is heart-breaking.

But to my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us “Sin City,” and turned your backs.

George W. “Leadership Vacuum” Bush better watch out. Now the vampires are after him, too.

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