Because of the mass disaster taking place in New Orleans, i feel i must declare martial law on the huffpo. Therefore, posters may be shot with a paint gun on sight:
1) for pretty much ignoring world class tragedy in the gulf coast because it didn't happen in an NPR-approved third world country and therefore cannot be blamed on American indifference.
2) for trying to tie the 'natural' disaster to global warming, the evil bush family or any political opponent, like, say Haley Barbour. Or not waiting, say, 5 minutes before the bodies are fished out of the water to attempt to make political gain of tragedy. Boldness Points: For a Kennedy issuing blame over an event that involved drowning.
3) for any form of loony self-love in face of epic disaster. Example: posting pictures of your last trip to New Orleans. Yep, we've been there too.
4) for writing: "I swore I wasn't going to get into the politicization of this crisis, but the "strumming and smirking" photo shocked me into it." (The only thing creepier than Bob Cesca, is a picture of Bob Cesca.)
Meanwhile i think the Huffpo should appoint its very own New Orleans correspondent. How about a guy who shares identical political and personal beliefs with the Huffposters? Maybe a man who, in the matter of Cindy Sheehan, said "the President should be accountable for the lies and misrepresentations that have resulted in the death of her son and the death and maiming of thousands of more Americans." PLUS, he endorsed John Kerry for President! Best of all, i believe he is from Matairie, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish.
He should be the official Huffpo New Orleans blogger!
AND He can provide displaced citizens with fresh sheets.
Anyone have David Duke's email?