Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Looking towards the future

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters--one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."
~ John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) American Statesman (35th US president: 1961-63), youngest president

Another timely inspriational quote in my email has me thinking of the future, and I am hopeful that New Orleans can emerge on the other side of this disaster even better than before. Only time will tell, but hope is the only useful emotion I have right now.

Broussard the optimist

Tuesday, 10:34 p.m.

No situation is so dire that a little levity isn't appreciated.

Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard might not have been striving for a laugh during an interview on WWL-TV Tuesday night, but he sure got some giggles from a group of Times-Picayune reporters gathered at the Houma Courier putting together Wednesday's edition of The Times-Picayune.

Broussard, responding to questions about how long it would take to get the metro area back in shape, said he would try to do better than any estimate given. For instance, if the estimate for electricity is one month, he said he and other officials would strive to complete the task in less time than that.

I'm an optimist, he told the reporter, adding he otherwise wouldn't be wearing the shirt he had on.

The shirt? A New Orleans Saints shirt, of course.
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