Skip to comments.Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer
Posted on 08/18/2019 7:26:35 PM PDT by DCBryan1
Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died following a long battle with cancer, sources say.
She was 76.
In a statement, the family said, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco peacefully passed away on August 18, 2019 at St. Josephs Hospice Carpenter House in Lafayette, Louisiana, surrounded by her beloved husband Raymond, her children and family."
The 54th governor of Louisiana was the first woman elected governor of the state.
Born in New Iberia, Blanco spent 20 years in public office before becoming governor in 2004, including five years in the
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Gosh I sure hope it was t excruciatingly painful or anything.
Sympathies to her family and friends.
Death is indeed the great equalizer.
Blanco took her marching orders from the DNC when Katrina hit.
Both Blanco and Nagin sat on their hands waiting for the right opportunity to blame Bush, who (as usual) sat there and didn't defend himself. So the governments sat there bickering while people were being killed (it also didn't help that most New Orlean residents had a mindset that the "gubmint" was going to take care of them, so they weren't proactive themselves).
Did she or did she not have a nervous breakdown?
What she did during Katrina was to try to make GWBush look bad. Out of spite. Evil Bush and evil conservative volunteers didnt care about New Orleans (volunteers from harder hit Mississippi were blocked at the state line).
There’s a saying that you do not send a boy to do a man’s job and there were no men present during Katrina.
I’m not sure. But Katrina was a total breakdown at the state and local level. Democrats like to play politics with natural disasters, like Gov. Chiles of FL did when Andrew hit so the media and Dems can blame Bush I. Fortunately, Trump wasn’t having none of this crap when the hurricane hit Houston and PR.
She did. I was on conf. call when we all heard her Dem cohorts say "Don't accept their help, it will make Bush look good".
Gov. Huckabee then took our ROE (rule of engagement) and threw it in the trash. He looked right at our command staff and said, "I order you to do whatever it takes to bring every member of the 39th back home safe. I won't have any Arkansans die due to politics right after you came home from Iraq".
There was one: Lieutenant General Russel L. "Don't get Stuck on Stupid" Honoré.
She disgraced herself during Katrina. I hope that I will never be remembered as a partisan creep.
Still, RIP. Cancer is brutal.
I learned a lot from Gen. Honore’s book about disaster preparedness.
I was wondering if he was thinking of her when he came up with the DNC motto of “Stuck on stupid?”
I remember as an estimated 80 mph wind was blowing into New Orleans area and it appeared the area had been spared, she was having a press conference and a member of the press asked her about president Bush coming in to tour the area. She said they had work to do and didn’t need the president to come in for a photo opp. Next thing you know much of the area went under water. A lot of people died. Then they blamed Bush for not coming in earlier.
She made hurricane Katrina political. So did the chocolate city mayor.
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