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 o
September 3, 2005

A picture named Broussard.jpgWe 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 I’m in, Emergency Management, he’s 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, somebody’s coming to get you.” Somebody’s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Friday… and she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night! [Sobbing] Nobody’s coming to get us. Nobody’s coming to get us… read on"

Tim didn't follow up his incredible plea... The Booman Tribune has more on the segment...
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