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Posted: 9/15/2005 3:16:21 AM EDT

A Louisiana lawmaker diverted National Guard resources and held up rescue operations for hours during Hurricane Katrina's aftermath — all so he could retrieve his personal possessions. ABC News reports that six soldiers escorted Democratic Representative William Jefferson (search) to his New Orleans home in a five-ton truck on September 2, pulling up to the front door so the congressman wouldn't get his feet wet.

That led to the truck getting stuck in the mud and troops had to signal a Coast Guard helicopter to rescue Jefferson and his belongings. But Jefferson refused to get in the chopper leaving it hovering overhead for 45 minutes. Guardsmen finally called a second truck to rescue the first one and to carry Jefferson and his belongings to safety.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:20:47 AM EDT
Well, I guess he considered his possessions more important than his political career.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:25:49 AM EDT
Well, he is an elected official, and therefore more imortant than the rest of us mere peasant mortals.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:27:16 AM EDT
The Congressman was interviewed on CNN last night. He was tap dancing all over the place, said the Guard troops were exaggerating the events. It was obvious he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar and used his position for personal gain/reasons.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:28:56 AM EDT
hahahah what a moron, his career is over with
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:32:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 4:32:57 AM EDT by cool-e]

Originally Posted By UmpaLumpa:
hahahah what a moron, his career is over with

Not hardly. He is black and from NO. He'll spend the next 50 years in Congress. The news story I saw did mention that the USCG had a helicopter hover over his house for 45 minutes and even lowered a rescue swimmer onto the jerks balconey. The Congressman jackass later bitched that the coast guard rescue swimmer broke a window getting into the house. That's gratitude.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:40:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 4:41:42 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Those troops and their equipment were on an important mission, to rescue evidence of corruption my papers!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:47:15 AM EDT
Save a black democratic congressman: Kill whitey.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:02:55 AM EDT
What an ASSHAT!

He made baby JESUS CRY.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:26:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UmpaLumpa:
hahahah what a moron, his career is over with

Let's hope so, but I doubt it.
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