The first time General Russel Honore was on CNN was when Ike was headed toward New Orleans. General Honore was CNN’s expert since he was in charge of Katrina recovery. No he was IN CHARGE. He wasn’t a “good job Brownie” guy.
Mayor Ray Nagin told reporters that when Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré stepped off the helicopter in New Orleans, he “started cussing and people started moving.” Described by some as the “ragin’ Cajun” and a “John Wayne dude,” Honoré won wide praise from the public and the media for his leadership in overseeing the military’s efforts to secure the Gulf Coast and help residents there recover after Hurricane Katrina.
CNN is doing the interview, asked the General (now retired) a question, the General responded and at the end of his comment, said “ova.”
Yeah! The guy had been talking radio-talk for so long that it was just part of his spirit. Add that to the fact that he had the NOLA accent, and this guy is a winner.
Billy Mays and General Honore for co-president.
When Nancy and I are IMing, we “ova.”
Here he is in action during Katrina, asking the reporters not to get “stuck on stupid” and then on CNN. About halfway through he says “ova” twice.
Ova and out. Here’s the link since CNN has a deformed embed.