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Friday, September 09, 2005

(Possibly) Parting Thoughts From Dan the Chemist

Dan the Chemist may or may not be off to the Gulf Coast on assignment to FEMA on Monday. He was still hoping to get out of it when we talked this afternoon. He spun a delightfully convoluted interpretation of recent events. Briefly, the Republicans couldn’t be said to have caused the hurricane (probably not, anyway), but they did specifically allow for the damage to occur to New Orleans, undermining preventative measures beforehand through budget cuts and other legislative shenanigans and exacerbating the damage afterwards by withholding aid. The goal, of course, is to eliminate the last swing state in the south, dispersing Louisiana’s Democratic base by scattering the predominantly black population of New Orleans. “When all those people sue to be allowed to still vote in Louisiana,” he concluded, “The Supreme Court'll be voting six to three against it.”

“Some people say I’m a conspiracy theorist,” Dan admitted. “I dunno. Maybe it’s ‘cause I’m a Jew. I can totally see them doing that.”

I’ll surely and sorely miss Dan the next 90 days if he fails to escape FEMA’s clutches.


Blogger Judy said...

These past two weeks have been kind of surreal, haven't they? Best of luck to your man, Dan!

8:35 AM  

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