General Honore Revisited...
Feedback on "Oops Never Mind" indicates to me that I'm eternally capable of artfully employing the English language to express thoughts and sentiments exactly opposite of the ones I intend to communicate.
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING I've seen and heard about General Honore's actions in New Orleans has been nothing short of exemplary. And I'm convinced, at this point, that his relatively late arrival on the scene was not due to any action or inaction on his part, or on the part of Admiral Keating, his boss at NORTHCOM.
The point I earlier attempted to make was that Honore doesn't have a whole lot of sympathy or empathy for the press, and he doesn't come off very well in front of it. Which suits me fine, frankly. We've had enough of senior government officials pandering to the cameras.
That Honore has so little regard for keeping up an appearance of correctness, and such an apparent regard for achieving the goals of his mission, speaks well of him. This guy's not fishing for a fourth star, or a second career in politics.
One last thought. Having had some close up experience with Admiral Keating's leadership style, it's not surprising that he'd put a hard boiled three star in hands on charge at ground zero, and give a damn less about the political consequences.