Cooper started the interview this way: (Originally posted on 9/1/05)
Cooper: “Does the federal government bear any responsibility for what is happening, should they apologize for what is happening now?”
Landrieu put on a happy face and thanked all the wonderful politicians for showing their support. I mean WTF? Everyone is worried about their own asses and doing little if anything for the people on the ground.
Think Progress has the transcripts.
Jeralyn: “He laced into Sen. Mary Landrieu saying people who have witnessed the devastation don’t want to hear politicans congratulating other politicians for how they’ve responded. He was yelling, basically, “Don’t you get it yet?” He mentioned seeing a woman’s body on the ground being eaten by rats. Landrieu told Anderson she understood what he was saying and then thanked the President again .”
Wonkette: Cooper’s 360 Roundhouse: Do not get the pretty boys mad: Mary Landrieu goes on about how great Bill Frist is. Anderson Cooper responds that it’s hard to take politicians thanking each other when rats are gnawing dead bodies in the streets…read on