Perhaps it was because the whole world was waiting to see whom among the 2008 presidential candidate Levees Not War would endorse—or maybe there was another reason—but the admirable HuffingtonPost featured our John Edwards endorsement in their “Off the Bus” campaign section (‘Ground Level Coverage of Campaign ’08’). The editors chose an amusing headline: ‘NOLA Endorsement: Edwards Will “Kick Repubs in the Balls ”.’ Actually what we said (as you can see below) was: ‘Democrats need a tough candidate who won’t hesitate to kick the Republicans in the balls’—but who’s quibbling?
HuffPo’s mention was also picked up by a German blog, Gebloggtewelten.de, under the heading ‘Alles Wieder Gut? ’ Our German is a little rusty, but if translations come through, we’ll provide a rendering in English for those who just can’t wait to find out what the Germans are saying about John Edwards and Levees Not War.
(For the HuffPo posting we thank blogger Karen Dalton-Beninato, a displaced New Orleanian and founder, with her husband Jeff, of the The New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (see other relief organizations on our How to Help page). Karen blogs for HuffPo and for NOLA.com’s Exile on Main Street . Jeff played in the dB’s and grew up playing on Bourbon Street with Fats Domino’s sons.)
See Karen’s Nov. 6, 2007, HuffPo interview with Edwards in New Orleans:
“John Edwards: America’s Attention Has Moved Away from New Orleans.”