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Blanco: 'The buck stops here'
AP ^ | 14 Sep 05 | Fidelio

Posted on 09/14/2005 5:45:22 PM PDT by fidelio

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Echoing the words of President Bush a day earlier, Gov. Kathleen took responsibility Wednesday for failures and missteps in the immediate response to Hurricane Katrina and pledged a united effort to rebuild New Orleans and the surrounding parishes ravaged by the storm.

“We all know that there were failures at every level of government: state, federal and local. At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility,” Blanco told lawmakers in a special meeting of the Louisiana Legislature.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blanco; katrina
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1 posted on 09/14/2005 5:45:22 PM PDT by fidelio
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To: fidelio

Let me translate from the Cajun speak ...

"The term ends here."


2 posted on 09/14/2005 5:45:59 PM PDT by mcg2000 (Wolf Blitzer: "They're all so desperate, so poor and so black.")
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To: fidelio

Too late, bitch.


3 posted on 09/14/2005 5:46:02 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache-Helping to keep Liberals free to be stupid since 1977)
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To: fidelio

Too late you silly little woman. You bashed Bush too much. YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE ALL ALONG AND SO WAS NAGIN. Too little too late.


4 posted on 09/14/2005 5:46:32 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone can ever imagine. He is solid as a rock)
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To: Pukin Dog

Ditto.


5 posted on 09/14/2005 5:46:44 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: fidelio

Too late you silly little woman. You bashed Bush too much. YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE ALL ALONG AND SO WAS NAGIN. Too little too late.


6 posted on 09/14/2005 5:46:45 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone can ever imagine. He is solid as a rock)
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To: fidelio

Who got her off the "Its all Bush's fault" line??

The Dems will be pissed...

But then again, they have already saturated the media with that claim and gotten everything they can out of it.


7 posted on 09/14/2005 5:46:49 PM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: fidelio

Finally got her meds adjusted. What a pantload!


8 posted on 09/14/2005 5:47:06 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: fidelio

CopyCat


9 posted on 09/14/2005 5:47:12 PM PDT by kddid (Hope springs eternal.)
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To: fidelio
Guess this is what happens when Hillry fails to get a "commission" and the republican leadership is wanting to have a Congressional investigation.

Could it be a "truce" is now being sought???
10 posted on 09/14/2005 5:47:17 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Pukin Dog

Is it time for another Dawg rant? :)


11 posted on 09/14/2005 5:47:41 PM PDT by evad ( PC KILLS--NOLA is just the latest example)
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To: fidelio

She surely got a hold of some good polling data.


12 posted on 09/14/2005 5:48:25 PM PDT by AlGone2001 (Two supreme court vacancies. Hopefully more on the way.)
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To: Pukin Dog

>>>Too late, bitch.

Of course the lame-stream media will suck this up like piglets on their momma's teats...


13 posted on 09/14/2005 5:48:25 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Looters: undocumented consumers || Looting: purchases with indefinite deferred payment plans)
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To: Paloma_55
Who got her off the "Its all Bush's fault" line??

Uh. Bush i would guess. They've got the goods on Blanco, Nagin, and Landrieu.
14 posted on 09/14/2005 5:48:37 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: don-o

She's trying to polish a turd!


15 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:07 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: fidelio
as your governor, I take full responsibility,”

You can prove it by resigning.

16 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:09 PM PDT by Argus
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To: fidelio
"The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility,” Blanco told lawmakers in a special meeting of the Louisiana Legislature."

You should've said,

"The buck stops here, and as your EX governor, I take full responsibility,” Blanco told lawmakers in a special meeting of the Louisiana Legislature."

17 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:26 PM PDT by Chong (God Bless America and Her Troops!)
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To: fidelio
Wow..this is amazing.

First Bush takes "responsibility".

Now two of his main accusers, Nagin and Blanco are following his example, and doing the same.
I'm impressed.

18 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:29 PM PDT by Jorge (Q)
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To: fidelio

Who is helped by having this or that politician declare, "I take responsibility!"? It doesn't change anything that happened, it doesn't fix anything for the future, and it doesn't come with any consequences for the "responsible" party. In fact, she probably thinks that saying it will relieve her of consequences (such as losing the next election).

They act like saying "I take responsibility," is the equivalent of pleading guilty in a criminal case. No dice, I'm not impressed.


19 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
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To: fidelio
Damn! She is the most indecisive Governor I have ever seen.
20 posted on 09/14/2005 5:49:46 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: fidelio

What an incredibly pathetic woman.


21 posted on 09/14/2005 5:50:13 PM PDT by ShadowDancer (Stupid people make my brain sad.)
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To: mcg2000

Wrong translation. Especially in Lousiana, "the buck stops here" is to be understood literally, when accompanied by a pointing gesture in the direction of one's wallet or purse.


22 posted on 09/14/2005 5:50:14 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: fidelio

Did she bust out crying?


23 posted on 09/14/2005 5:50:20 PM PDT by A.Hun ("I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do" Heinlein)
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To: fidelio
"My fellow Louisianers...so I was on the phone to Bush, just like this here, and how was I supposed to know that I needed to request stuff????"


24 posted on 09/14/2005 5:50:28 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: fidelio

Buck off, Blanco. :-#


25 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:24 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: fidelio

proving yet again that she is a follower and not a leader!


26 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:33 PM PDT by beansox
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To: GSlob

I thought the buck stop where you shoot him with you gun in his head


27 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:40 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: fidelio

Now Gov. BLAMEO decides to stop after weeks of blame. The differance is the President never blamed anyone else.


28 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: fidelio

Did anyone else hear Blanco say "spunt".

This is paraphrased from what I heard. She said that she asked the Federal Government to pay 100% of the what it would take to rebuild New Orleans, just as was "spunt" in New York on 9-11.

Did I misunderstand her or is that what she actually said?


29 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:49 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Gun control is when you use both hands.)
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To: fidelio

Non-reg. link


http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/12646304.htm


30 posted on 09/14/2005 5:51:59 PM PDT by Coastal
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To: fidelio; Chieftain

Uh, Governor BlankoJerko....Bush BEAT YOU TO IT...he already apologized. Once again you're a dollar short and a day late. will someone get the theatre hook and get her to STFU !!!


31 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (I'm sick of Oprah!)
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To: evad
I'm trying to cut back. Next week I'll be fishing in Alaska. No FReeping.
32 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:19 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache-Helping to keep Liberals free to be stupid since 1977)
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To: GSlob

lol


33 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:31 PM PDT by mcg2000 (Wolf Blitzer: "They're all so desperate, so poor and so black.")
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To: fidelio
"The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.”

If she has, she won't mind what the folks with pitchforks and torches have in mind for her.

34 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:34 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: fidelio
Dear Governor Blanco:


35 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:55 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: mcg2000

Do any of you think that LA will dump this bitch?


36 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:57 PM PDT by zzen01
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To: Pukin Dog

LOL!

And on point.


37 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:59 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: fidelio

Watch out for flying pigs.


38 posted on 09/14/2005 5:52:59 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: cubreporter; Pukin Dog
I think she must have just discovered the creation of the Impeach Blanco web site:

ImpeachBlanco.org

39 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:04 PM PDT by jdm
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To: fidelio

Lot$ of our buck$ will $top there.


40 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:12 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: fidelio

Blanco: 'The buck stops here'


Famous last words....


41 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:23 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (On election day, they were driven to the polls...On evacuation day, they had to fend for themselves)
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To: uncitizen
Your right...

After all the NOLA mayhem, corruption, etc is uncovered it will end up helping Bush big time.

42 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:29 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: fidelio

www.hellfrozeover.com


43 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:29 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: fidelio

Sounds like the Clinton machine gave her the Vince Foster virtual tour.


44 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:39 PM PDT by Iwo Jima
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To: fidelio

This makes sense in the context of President Bush taking responsibility for any errors at the federal level. Blanco is responsible for the state level and Nagin for the local level.


45 posted on 09/14/2005 5:53:43 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: fidelio

What was said: 'The buck stops here...'

What was not said: '...after it has greased the palms of Mayor Nagin. He takes his share, then I line my wallet.'


46 posted on 09/14/2005 5:54:06 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: fidelio

So, when is she going to resign?


47 posted on 09/14/2005 5:54:14 PM PDT by indcons (Koran - The World's First WMD)
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To: fidelio
This will get 1,000,000,000th of the MSM coverage that President Bush's acceptance of any responsibility received.

Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco & Senator Tom Schedler King & Queen of the Festival

Source

Thank God this man in is charge now.


48 posted on 09/14/2005 5:54:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: fidelio
"I take full responsibility,” Blanco told lawmakers in a special meeting of the Louisiana Legislature.

Damn! No more global warming. Hell just froze over.

49 posted on 09/14/2005 5:54:50 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: don-o

Not THAT kind of buck, but the one which is legal tender.


50 posted on 09/14/2005 5:55:07 PM PDT by GSlob
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