I Love The Way General Honore Talks. Ova. Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid. Ova.
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.
Sorry Denny, it’s time for the serious guys to take over.
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.
Big fan of General Honore too – a group of citizens have put together a website to make the case for the General to be named head of FEMA in the new administration. You can leave a comment of support, and get a banner to put on your site.
Ha – whoops! link for above is http://honoreforfema.com/
Left a comment there as well. The more of you do this, the greater chance we have to get the General appointed to the position. This is,actually, in OUR interest: our lives (at least lives of many of us), our fortunes, and our prosperity depend to a great extent on what FEMA does during but mainly AFTER the crisis, and how does it do it. I’d rather have all that determined by a general who proved he can than by a politically correct appointee who never tried, or an “expert” who failed to grasp the strategic picture concentrating instead on what he knew best. A French marshall (De Saxe) once said that too many commanders “do what they know instead of knowing what they should be doing.” In Honore we have the man who knows the latter, and one who knows what he’s doing.