New Orleans General Honore Takes Charge

2005-09-02 19:24

I wish he’d arrived there a few days ago, but I definitely like the sound of Lt. General Russel Honore, the commander of the relief effort, who took charge Thursday evening according to CNN.

He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving,” Nagin said in an interview Thursday night with a local radio station.

Besides being a John Wayne style leader it sounds like he’s a Louisiana native who actually had family that lived in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. But area connections aside it, he’s clearly focused on the problem at hand and sounds like exactly the kind of man I’d want leading there:

Our number one task is to deal with the concentration of people in New Orleans, as well as those that are isolated. And we’re going to get after it,” he said.