Sunday, November 22, 2009

Melissa Harris-Lacewell Says Democrats Owe New Orleans on Morning Joe

As I said just moments ago on Twitter, er, maybe it was 30 minutes ago:
Finally get 2 watch @harrislacewell on @MorningJoe. Better late than never. She's 1 great advocate 4 New Orleans. (Nordette's tweet)
She tells Joe and Mika that New Orleans has always been about rebirth and that not only does President Barack Obama owe a debt to New Orleans but the entire Democratic Party owes New Orleans a debt because the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina illustrated the failure and incompetence of former President George W. Bush’s administration.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, the Princeton professor, who calls New Orleans her second home, tells at Daily Kos, how she ended up on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough. She shares the story under "Time for some %$#% Change in New Orleans," a post about James Perry's controversial campaign ad (he's running for mayor of the city).
I hope that some of you caught me on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning. ... The show was filming in my second home, New Orleans, at a high school just around the corner from where I live. If you follow me on Twitter, (@harrislacewell) then you know that I snagged a spot on the show after sharing a flight to NOLA with Joe and Mika. Although I often (almost always) disagree with the political views on Morning Joe, I am grateful that they chose to come to New Orleans, and bring much needed national attention to the continuing challenges of recovery here in the city. (Melissa Harris-Lacewell)
Her appearance was probably a win-win for her and Scarborough. He's got a TV Show, but she's got more Twitter followers than he has on Twitter.

1 comment:

msladyDeborah said...

I agree-and there needs to be some more progress made in NOLA.