Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Chris Matthews had Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish, on Meet the Press again to explain, sorta, the discrepancy in his story about the Federal government failing to save a colleague's mother in a nursing home after frantic calls ("Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?") on Tuesday, Wednesay and Thursday but she died on Friday. Bloggers pointed that there couldn't have been any calls. The woman drowned in the St. Rita nursing home on Monday when administrators and staff abandoned them. BACKGROUND: here and here

How did Aaron explain that? The transcript shows he didn't and Chris Matthews was either insufficiently briefed on the facts or wanted to give Broussard a chance to muddy the water as MSNBC did in describing it as "a misunderstanding." Matthews certainly didn't press him hard. Broussard did not retract the outright lie either. (Broussard is under supoena to testify about his part in a corruption case soon so maybe he was practicing.)

He is still accusing everyone.
Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area and bureaucracy has to stand trial before Congress now. It's so obvious.
People like Broussard used to be called a "cracker." It's still a good description for a very offensive man.

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