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To: RushLake
Lake Charles, Calcasieu and Cameron Parish are NOT New Orleans. The people here are hardworking, taxpaying, mostly conservative people. It's not the inner city ghettos you think it is either.

Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach is the anti-Nagin. He is thoughtful, well spoken, was able to get Blanko to sign on the dotted lines, and he got the President's attention regarding how the evacuation was handled. Instead of a cursory 10 minute meeting before the POTUS viewed the damage he got the ear of the president for nearly 2 hours. That right there says more about how SWLA handled the storm. Remember Houston's evacuation had many kinks. We had no deaths related to Rita, Texas had over 100, mostly from the evacuation.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 7:11:53 AM PST by CajunConservative (Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Jindal.)
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To: CajunConservative

I am guilty of seeing "FEMA" and "hurricane" and immediately focusing on New Orleans and responding based upon the anger that I feel toward the political leaders in N.O. and in Louisiana who constantly tell me that I can never do enough for N.O. and those "victims". I meant you or honest people no offense.


24 posted on 02/06/2006 1:14:19 PM PST by RushLake (The Democratic party--Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.)
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To: CajunConservative

I understand they're not the same but it is time for FEMA and the gov't to stop paying for hotel rooms and rentals.


25 posted on 02/06/2006 1:45:49 PM PST by Roux
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