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Anderson Cooper shows what happens when take away a man’s Kiehl’s for a week: He skin gets dry but the scales fall from his eyes.

KING: Anderson Cooper in Biloxi, Mississippi and you were an angry man today, Anderson at what?

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I wouldn’t say I’m angry, you know. I think I’m tired of hearing the politicians say that, you know, they understand the frustration of people down here. To me, you know, it’s not frustration. It’s not that people are frustrated.

It’s that people are dying. I mean there are people dying. They’re drowning to death and they drown in their living rooms and their bodies are rotting where they drowned and there are corpses in the street being eaten by rats and this is the United States of America.

In a similar vein, N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin gave indignation an elegant if slightly blue gloss yesterday on local radio:

“After 9/11 we gave the president unprecented powers to take care of New York and those other places…. you mean to tell me that a place where thousands of people and thousands more people are dying, we can’t figure out [how to get them help]. . . somebody need to get their ass on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now.

And he offers a fine suggestion:

“I don’t want to see anybody to anymore more goddamn press conferences. Put a moratorium on press conferences. Don’t do another press conference until the resources are in this city.”

The President will be speaking at the New Orleans airport at 2:50PM.

Nagin Audio [atypical]
Hurricane Katrina [CNN]

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