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Louisiana Governor Lashes Out at Bush
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/24/7

Posted on 01/24/2007 10:04:10 AM PST by SmithL

Gov. Kathleen Blanco angrily criticized President Bush on Wednesday for not mentioning 2005's destructive hurricanes in his State of the Union speech, and said Louisiana is being shortchanged in federal recovery funding for political reasons.

"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington," Blanco said at a news conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blanco; katrina
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1 posted on 01/24/2007 10:04:21 AM PST by SmithL
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Another evil wind is blowing.


2 posted on 01/24/2007 10:04:45 AM PST by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: SmithL
Louisiana Governor Lashes Out at Bush

She pulled her eyelashes out?

3 posted on 01/24/2007 10:05:42 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SmithL

Well, Katrina didn't happen in 2006. That's why it wasn't mentioned.


4 posted on 01/24/2007 10:05:53 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: SmithL

Kathleen... You're in charge. Fix it.


5 posted on 01/24/2007 10:05:59 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: SmithL
"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington,"

And I'd agree. And it is yesterday's news everywhere else, too.

6 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:02 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: SmithL
Yes, the hurricane is old news.

New news is the New Orleans murder rate!

7 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:09 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SmithL
I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington

Guess what.....it's old everywhere else, too. Other areas of the Gulf Coast hit just as hard are managing.....and not whining. Get you act together and things will turn around. Good luck with that.

8 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:20 AM PST by edpc (The pen is mightier than the sword......until you fight someone.)
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To: SmithL
Gawd, will they ever shut up about not getting more than the massive amounts they have already received...?
9 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:28 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SmithL
Boo Frik'n Hoo....


10 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:31 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: SmithL
for not mentioning 2005's destructive hurricanes in his State of the Union speech

(Taken from the Clinton playbook): That's old news. Time to move on.

11 posted on 01/24/2007 10:06:52 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: SmithL
Why should he Governor?

N.O. constituents reelected Major Nagin, which means they are satisfied with conditions on the ground.
12 posted on 01/24/2007 10:07:46 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: SmithL; All

in related news, Haley Barbour (R) has the State of Mississippi up and running without complaints while Blanco (D) is cryin in her crawfish..


13 posted on 01/24/2007 10:07:48 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: My2Cents

Bush was too busy leading the way for new taxes on employees who receive employee sponsored benefits.


14 posted on 01/24/2007 10:07:57 AM PST by bluebeak
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To: SmithL
"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington," Blanco said at a news conference.

Bingo.

15 posted on 01/24/2007 10:08:48 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
And it is yesterday's news everywhere else, too.

Yeah, and how's the Gulf coast of Mississippi doing? We never heard any b!tching and moaning from the people who lived there, and it was just as devastated as N.O. They quietly went about the business of rebuilding, refusing to adopt victim-status, from what I can gather.

16 posted on 01/24/2007 10:08:50 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: SmithL

MORE MONEY!!! MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!


17 posted on 01/24/2007 10:09:16 AM PST by flashbunny (If the founding fathers were alive today, they'd be buying feathers and boiling tar.)
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To: bluebeak

What does that have to do with anything? Go start your own thread.


18 posted on 01/24/2007 10:10:14 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: SmithL

This woman should be arrested and put on trial for all the lives lost from Katrina. Michael Brown should run against her in her next election. I bet he would win if she would dare to debate him.


19 posted on 01/24/2007 10:10:16 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: SmithL

What? We have to suffer LA. the rest of our lives because the local Government there can't handle it?

Do you hear anything out of Colorado and the mid-section of the nation over the storms they have had one after another and the deaths it has caused?

NO, because they have Government that knows what they are doing....get a clue LA!!!!!


20 posted on 01/24/2007 10:10:27 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: SmithL

And how much of the massive amounts of taxpayer money already sent to Louisiana has been ripped off by local corruption?


21 posted on 01/24/2007 10:10:49 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: 2banana

Bush asked her to turn over control to him just before the hurricane, when it might have accomplished something. She refused to do so, and as a result, New Orleans was wiped off the map. Now she demands that Bush put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

It's your typical Democrat ploy. They are doing the same thing to social security and medicare. They block any effort to fix the problem, and next they will blame the opposition party when they go bust.


22 posted on 01/24/2007 10:11:58 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: kaehurowing

no gubmint program is EVER a failure, it's just UNDERFUNDED.


23 posted on 01/24/2007 10:12:43 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: SmithL

Does this woman ever have anything good to say about anything?

My God, the federal government has given LA zillions of dollars(probably way too much) and all this dame does is complain.

Ms. Blanco should stop whining and start leading.


24 posted on 01/24/2007 10:16:17 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: SmithL
Stupid women. Govenor BLANK.
25 posted on 01/24/2007 10:17:17 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: SmithL

Just as a point of correction, what destroyed New Orleans was not the hurricane....

http://wizbangblog.com/2006/08/28/the-katrina-video-congress-didnt-want-you-to-see.php


26 posted on 01/24/2007 10:18:11 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: SmithL

Soon enough she will be citizen Blanco.


27 posted on 01/24/2007 10:19:02 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: SmithL
said Louisiana is being shortchanged in federal recovery funding

Several billion dollars of Alaska's resource tax money was routed straight to Louisiana. Pure politics. Return our money, ingrate! so we can build our pissant bridges.

28 posted on 01/24/2007 10:19:46 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: SmithL
Louisiana is being shortchanged for sure, by having Blanco as Governor (she is really like firing a blank in a gun-all noise, no force).
29 posted on 01/24/2007 10:20:28 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: SmithL

Uh... whose responsibility is the state of Louisiana? Who didn't call for aid? Who didn't evacuate until one day before the hurricane hit?

Can't blame it on Bush.


30 posted on 01/24/2007 10:20:46 AM PST by wastedyears ("Gun control is hitting your target accurately." - Richard Marcinko)
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To: bluebeak

"Bush was too busy leading the way for new taxes on employees who receive employee sponsored benefits."

Actually, his healthcare proposal will save me thousands in taxes.


31 posted on 01/24/2007 10:21:55 AM PST by Laserman
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To: SmithL

Let's compare the rebuilding efforts of Mississippi and Lousy-ana!


32 posted on 01/24/2007 10:22:16 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: SmithL
"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington," Blanco said at a news conference.

He also failed to mention the following:
9/11
8 years of Clinton
Jimmuh Carter and the fact that he continues to suck air
The Great Depression
The plague epidemic
The Tet offensive
Pearl Harbor
The Civil War
The 4 hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 - 3 of them within 6 weeks
Etc., etc., etc.

This is just another useless Democrat in government who continues living in the past and says anything that comes to mind in an effort to be relevant.

Blanco is doing her Nagin impersonation and proving once again that LA politicians are the worst of the worst, but will continue to be re-elected.

33 posted on 01/24/2007 10:23:12 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: SmithL

Why doesn't someone give Blanco a $2000 debit card to shut the hell up?


34 posted on 01/24/2007 10:24:05 AM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: SmithL

Blanco is half right. The pain of the city is yesterday's news but the stench of incompetence from the LA Gov.'s office still lingers.


35 posted on 01/24/2007 10:24:55 AM PST by rod1
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To: kaehurowing
"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington," Blanco said at a news conference.

Well, we may never know - the auditors are STILL trying to find out where it all went!!



/sarc

36 posted on 01/24/2007 10:26:31 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: SmithL

Blanco is channeling Spinal Tap.



Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right
Flat out and tell you everything?
Gimme some money
Gimme sone money
I'm nobody's fool
I'm nobody's clown
I'm treating you cool
I'm putting you down
But baby I don't intend to leave empty handed
Gimme some money
Gimme some money
Don't get me wrong
Try getting me right
Your face is ok but your purse is too tight
I'm looking for pound notes
Loose change
Bad checks, anything
Gimme some money
Gimme some money


37 posted on 01/24/2007 10:27:55 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: SmithL
Gov. Kathleen Blanco angrily criticized President Bush on Wednesday for not mentioning 2005's destructive hurricanes in his State of the Union speech

Kathy, get a life. You are not the center of the universe.

38 posted on 01/24/2007 10:31:53 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SmithL

Hey Kathleen! Put on your "big girl" panties and DEAL WITH IT! Jeez!!!!!


39 posted on 01/24/2007 10:31:57 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Remove the Seven Rules of Engagement, NOW!)
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To: SmithL

Is she still crying?


40 posted on 01/24/2007 10:37:13 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: SmithL

I went to a LA newspaper site and at the end of that article, it said that someone wanted Pres. Bush to federalize the coast of LA and MS. Pres. Bush would not because the governor of MS is a Republican instead of a democrat. Has anyone else heard anything about that?


41 posted on 01/24/2007 10:38:19 AM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: SmithL

"I guess the pain of the hurricane is yesterday's news in Washington," Blanco said at a news conference.

Last year's news, Hon.


42 posted on 01/24/2007 10:42:01 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...

I DARE you to bring that BS down here and try to pass that crap off. Please, I beg you. I know some Corps of Engineers folks that wold LOVE to chat with you.


43 posted on 01/24/2007 10:49:49 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Yesterday's news? HECK It's two year old news! How many Billion$ are we supposed to pour down the rat hole?


44 posted on 01/24/2007 10:57:55 AM PST by aumrl
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To: SmithL
If the tables were turned at AP and Reuters:

"Governor Kathleen Blanco, who forgot to activate the South Lousiana Evacuation Plan as a Cat5 hurricane bore down on New Orleans, despite being asked by the President to do so, today chided the President for forgetting to mention New Orleans and Huricane Katrina in his State of the Union address."

45 posted on 01/24/2007 10:59:20 AM PST by cookcounty (The "Greatest Generation" was also the most violent generation.)
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To: HarleyLady27

You only hear on the news that the airports are shut down.


46 posted on 01/24/2007 11:02:42 AM PST by wastedyears ("Gun control is hitting your target accurately." - Richard Marcinko)
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To: SmithL
President Bush has done more for YOUR state and than you, Big Blank-O.
47 posted on 01/24/2007 11:03:57 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Brilliant

My thoughts EXACTLY!!! Well said......


48 posted on 01/24/2007 11:15:57 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: bluebeak
Bush was too busy leading the way for new taxes on employees who receive employee sponsored benefits.

Yeah, and the opposition has a great free market plan with no tax hikes...oh wait, they're going for HillaryCare. Never mind.

49 posted on 01/24/2007 11:19:08 AM PST by Mr. Silverback ("Safe sex? Not until they develop a condom for the heart."--Freeper All the Best)
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To: DustyMoment

He also faled to apologize for the heartbreak of psoriasis. Unfeeling bastard.


50 posted on 01/24/2007 11:21:32 AM PST by Mr. Silverback ("Safe sex? Not until they develop a condom for the heart."--Freeper All the Best)
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