Ed Driscoll

John Wayne-ing It To New Orleans

“John Wayne-ing it” was Vietnam-era speak for what was once described as “gung ho” in World War II–“Let’s John Wayne it up the hill” was a line used in Michael Herr’s great Dispatches, I think.

UPI reports that the mayor of New Orleans is happy that Army Lt. General Russel Honore, a Louisiana native has been put in charge of the Army’s Task Force Katrina. Furthering his newly found credentials as the anti-Giuliani, Mayor Ray Nagin dubbed Honore “one John Wayne dude“: