I'm totally guessing on this, but...
In short she's saying something like, "WAAAHHHHH! WE NEED MORE MOOOOONEY!!"
How wrong am I? Just curious.
Go ahead and block them. Cut the throats of the offshore roughnecks who would otherwise be working from your state.
And turn Americans against you.
Blanco must go.
Bring it on. Extortion is always good for one's image and creates massive sympathy for the extortionist.
Though she's looking to lay blame at Wash DC, this looks like an admission of guilt, if you ask me.
Did she cry at any point while giving this speech?
Excuse me, thats a heck of a lot of billions..... geesshh.... well I guess my checkbook is EASIER to balance as it has not near the zeroes as hers does.
The idiots can't wait to repopulate the soup bowl in time for the next cat 3, 4, or 5 Hurricane so they can have another go at those buses.
If they really cared about the black population they would advise them to stay the hell out of N.O. because the next Hurricane might finish the job and kill them. The talk about the chocolate city is a suicide pact with its leaders.
They should advise them of their chances for survival before asking them to move back under incompetent leadership and a city that needs to be moved to higher ground.
This dame is more worthless than my dog's empty ballsack!
Reminds me of the Queen from Alice in Wonderland.
I'd just like to remind people that over six thousand people lost their lives to the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island.
First, let us secure our communities by strengthening our levees. The levees are federal levees.
It is inexcusable that our people - hardworking and patriotic American taxpayers - were asked to entrust their lives and property to a worn and broken system. We must replace false security with a reliable 21st Century hurricane protection system based on today's engineering and technology.
The state has a responsibility, too. As the Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans know, if we expect Washington to make the lasting investment to rebuild the federal levees, then we must do our part.
You approved the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The CPRA is charged with overseeing levee boards statewide and developing a master plan for coastal and flood protection. Now let's take the next step.
By consolidating the levee boards in Southeast Louisiana, we have an opportunity to improve the oversight and maintenance of hurricane protection levees. Some levee boards work better than others. Some have diverted attention away from flood control to various levels of corruption and cronyism.
The people of Southeast Louisiana want and deserve a single levee board run by professionals devoted exclusively to flood protection
Sounds like the Gov. is trying to insulate responsibility from the previous levee boards by saying it is federal. Where are the investigations of the prior levee boards and their actions, where are the charges, if warranted, against the previous boards/members?
Sounds like the Gov., the State Attorney General and others have some ground work to do to show the nation they are sincere.....
I think her statement in the address is appriopriate but needs action rather than just some rheotric:
Louisiana the ball is in your court.....