Even Mr. Bill Knew the Levees Wouldn’t Hold

Mr. Bill in New Orleans

A couple days ago on GOOD MORNING, AMERICA, President Bush said, “I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the breach of the levees.” Not true. Even animated cartoon characters knew the levees were vulnerable. The disaster currently unfolding in New Orleans was the subject of a 2004 public service announcement starring the perennially imperiled clay-character Mr. Bill (of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE fame). The transcript of the PSA can be read HERE and the eerily prophetic spot can be viewed HERE. (via The Rude Pundit, which also has an interesting piece titled “Totally Black” in New Orleans).

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