We have been abandoned by our own country."
The tear-filled eyes of Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard as he was interviewed by Tim Russert on today's Meet the Press:
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Think Progress: ...The guy who runs this building Im in, Emergency Management, hes responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming? and he said, Yeah, Mama, somebodys coming to get you. Somebodys coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebodys coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebodys coming to get you on Thursday. Somebodys coming to get you on Friday and she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night! [Sobbing] Nobodys coming to get us. Nobodys coming to get us read on"