DEAUVILLE, France (Hollywood Reporter) - Pierce Brosnan wasAnd let's not forget our old buddy, Sean Penn:
the only big star on hand as the Deauville Festival of American Cinema got off to a quiet start over the weekend, and he took advantage of the spotlight to blast the Bush administration's handling of the carnage caused by Hurricane atrina."This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for," the former James Bond actor told reporters Saturday. "I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."
Penn said he had spent nine hours on Monday searching the water for people and during all that time he saw just three boats carrying US officials."There are people that are dying right now and I mean babies and old people and everybody in between - they're dying. There are people dying and (the US government are) not putting the boats in the water, I think that's criminal negligence. I don't think anybody ever anticipated the criminal negligence of the Bush administration in this situation."Check out this article byWesley Pruden:
The vultures of the venomous left are attacking on two fronts, first that the president didn't do what the incompetent mayor of New Orleans and the pouty governor of Louisiana should have done, and didn't, in the early hours after Katrina loosed the deluge on the city that care and good judgment forgot. Ray Nagin, the mayor, ordered a "mandatory" evacuation a day late, but kept the city's 2,000 school buses parked and locked in neat rows when there was still time to take the refugees to higher ground. The bright-yellow buses sit ruined now in four feet of dirty water. Then the governor, Kathleen Blanco, resisted early pleas to declare martial law, and her dithering opened the way for looters, rapists and killers to make New Orleans an unholy hell. Gov. Haley Barbour did not hesitate in neighboring Mississippi, and looters, rapists and killers have not turned the streets of Gulfport and Biloxi into killing fields.
Strange that the media doesn't focus on the failures of the local government. I guess that isn't newsworthy.And how strange is it that people actually do not want to leave?
New Orleans police officers are moving through the HurricaneAnd what is the color of the sky on your world?
Katrina- devastated city and trying to get thousands of residents who have resisted moving to leave, a deputy police chief said Monday.