Saturday, September 10, 2005

Compare Hampton Roads and New Orleans.

Magic Marker Strategy - New York Times Cold but effective leadership does more than feel-good politics any day.
Instead of relying on a "Good Samaritan" policy - the fantasy in New Orleans that everyone would take care of the neighbors - the Virginia rescue workers go door to door. If people resist the plea to leave, Mr. Judkins told The Daily Press in Newport News, rescue workers give them Magic Markers and ask them to write their Social Security numbers on their body parts so they can be identified.

"It's cold, but it's effective," Mr. Judkins explained.
Would you rather live in Nagin's New Orleans, or in Giuliani’s New York? Would you rather have feel-good policies, or a tough-on-crime mayor, who is a real leader in the face of adversity? I know what my answer is.

Hat tip Jason Broander at Maroon Blog who is one of my Alma Matter Bloggers.

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