Just a little more Dollar Bill

Congressman William Jefferson is innocent until proven guilty. Just listen to these people to hear the REAL culprits in this mess:

Kaare Johnson speaks a local Reverend about Congressman William Jefferson

The audio from the Justice for Jefferson Committee meeting

An interesting question was raised this morning and I’ve got to say, I don’t really know the answer. So I’ll throw it out there for all of New Orleans to answer. Just what has Congressman William Jefferson done for:

a.) Black New Orleanians. Are they better off today than they were 17 years ago when Bill took over?

b.) The 2nd congressional district? Does the westbank have legitimate levees? Is there some large base of jobs in the 2nd congressional district?

c.) The New Orleans area in general.

Can anyone point out something tangible and concrete that William Jefferson did for this area in the last 20 years? I am not talking about he helped my uncle get out of a traffic ticket kind of shit. I am talking about a project that brought jobs to the area. Something that produced a positive influence for the area, something I can go see and touch? Is there anything? Everyone screaming about how important William Jefferson is to this area and I cannot come up with one solid concrete thing that this guy has done in the 17 years he has served in the U.S. Congress.

2 Comments so far

  1. Editor B (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    The federal grant to bring back the Canal Street streetcar happened on his watch at least.


  2. Jack Ware (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 9:07 am

    And let’s not forget about this little gem

    Seeing this story was the first time I really took notice of Dollar Bill and it was also the same time I decided he’s a piece of shit. It says a lot about his character…a hell of a lot actually.

    The people in support of this asshole are the only people in New Orleans right now that I hate more than Bill Jefferson. Comparing Bill Jefferson to MLK…shut the fuck up with all that noise. Apparently there’s a subset of the Black Community that doesn’t recognize when they’ve been fucked. To me there’s no civil rights issue here, there’s no conspiracy (and I hate the GOP), and there wasn’t a race issue until now – which was I’m sure, the plan.

    What I guess I don’t get is why the black community isn’t outraged? Here’s a guy that broke through some pretty significant barriers to pave the way and achieve something great. Then he goes and fucks it all up and it reflects badly on the black community and it really reflects badly on the district that re-elected him. My community I might add. I’m outraged that my representative has behaved like an ass and want him out of office quickly and quietly so we can elect someone that can represent us correctly. Even if he’s found innocent which I find hard to imagine, politically he’s dead in the water already which makes it impossible for him to do the job he swore to do. And that’s why respect for the office and respect for the people of his district means he should step down.

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