Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Frankly Georgia, I Don't Give a Damn.

Houston Mayor Bill White

According to several media sources, the Governor of Georgia wrote the Governor of Texas complaining about our Mayor Bill White's use of expletives yesterday when he spoke to FEMA workers from Georgia.

Apparently Mr. White had visited a POD where thousands of people were waiting for supplies that had not been delivered. White then went looking for the boondoggle and discovered FEMA trucks that had been sitting at Reliant Stadium all night with the ice and water. In redirecting the FEMA workers, Mayor White was quoted to have said, "Get those [expletive] trucks moving." and "You better get your [expletive] act together."

Then came the exchange of letters between the Georgia and Texas Governors concerning Mayor White's expletives. That exchange has had a strange effect on me: I have a sudden urge to go to the polls to vote for Bill White for Governor of Texas! But I guess I shall have to wait until the actual election.

So for now, having witnessed the excellent manner in which Mayor White has handled Hurricane Ike, I add my voice to the voices of thousands, "You go, Bill!"

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work,” Carl Sandburg told the New York Times in 1959.
In true Sandburg style, Mayor White's expletives got the work done. Take it from this little granny: any word that rhymes with "trucking" happens to be my favorite word when it is deserved by the recipient and accomplishes the job.

Note: This is my first posting through Comcast since Hurricane Ike blew into Houston. Thanks to all of you who provided Internet access for The Bunny Bungalow and My Ranchburger during the absence of my Internet connection.

1 comment:

  1. Good for him ! That just made me love him even more than I already did ( which was a lot ) ... and I'm so happy to hear that life is finally getting back to normal over at the Bunny Bungalow ! Have a fabulous weekend - enjoy this beautiful sunshine .