I got to hand it to the Chron, they sure know how to pull up the welcome mat. There is a front page story about a Chron poll and the headline reads - "Poll: Locals Evacuee-Weary." Hey, maybe the Chron thinks the evacuees don't read the Houston daily.
If I'm from NOLA and I pick up today's Chron, Iím not gonna be happy that half of the Houston area folks think we'll be worse off if the evacuees decide to hang around or that nearly half think that the evacuees have been bad for the city. Folks tend to forget that the evacuees didn't ask for Katrina.
We all know that there is some tension out there, but when a local congressman says "ship 'em back," - duh, to where - it does not help. Maybe the Chron ought to take the lead and start buying time on TV and radio stations and run PSAs on how we all ought to get along.
Six months ago, our local leaders were elbowing their way to the dais to get their mug on TV to proclaim how Houston was responding to this disaster and high fiving each other. Where's that neighborly love today?
March 24, 2006, 9:00AM