Skip to comments.Blanco coolly greets Bush - Friction between state, federal government shows in visit
Posted on 09/06/2005 1:49:06 PM PDT by HAL9000
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The White House announced the return visit on Saturday afternoon, and I posted that information here. Blanco is utterly incompetent.
Blanco screws up, blames it on Bush.
She should have just resigned before the hurricane hit, and done everyone a big favor.
" New Orleans's Mayor Ray Nagin is up for re-election in February 2006, Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in November 2007, and Sen. Mary Landrieu in November 2008. All four are Democrats. When they point the finger at the federal government for whatever went wrong in the Katrina response, remember that they are fighting for their political lives. "
WSJ nails it.
This woman has blood of thousands on her hands. She and her party are trying to smear the same blood onto Bush's hands. Isn't working. Truth has a funny little habit of surfacing eventually. Someone needs to tell the networks that their little Bush Bashing party is now over. Rush is back and he's ON IT.
This just proves that it's not Bush's fault. She's in control.
She's a bumbling fool who cost lives. However, no one could be more incompetent than that idiot Mayor of New Orleans. Intelligence is clearly not a requirement for election in their fair city. (Fairly gone city?)
In the back of my mind I have got to wonder if Blanco was in on some sort of - yes- conspiracy among the dems to embarrass Bush.
If the state really wanted to reach those people - they were there, on the spot. The feds didnt do a sparkling job on tues and wednesday - but once things got in gear and Horone was put in charge (a real man, not chertof or brownie. heh) - things got done.
9 to 1.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour got a hug. Gov. Kathleen Blanco was lucky to get a hello.
If I were the President, I would have thrown a rock at her. Fortunately, the President has a lot more class than she does.
she was planning to leave the state for some time until she was called on it because Bush was coming there.
Kathleen and the First Gent in Happier Times
Had her daughters fill in.
Therein lies the problem. Are they running a state or a racket? I vote racket. Still noone has answered the question why can't the parishes trust the state enough to have it handle their sales tax receipts? Does Ms. Blanco have an answer for this? It might go a long way toward explaining their state-wide (non)response to the crisis. This is one not together state. No wonder almost to a person the people in Texas are pleased to stay in Texas and not return to NO. Oh joy. I'm thinking Texas is due some serious recompense for their ability to avert a larger crisis. Dissolve Louisiana. Give everything south and east of Pochatrain to Mississippi and Texas can have the rest.
>>>Rush is back and he's ON IT.
Problem is that Rush only gets to a limited amount of people. MSM gets to a far wider scope of people.
"In fact, Blanco did not learn Bush was coming to Louisiana for the second time in three days until informed by an Advocate reporter late Sunday night. "
Apparently, Blanco did not also know a CAT 5 Hurricane was about to hit LA.
The only thing wrong with that is Rush is preaching to the choir. How do you get the message to the idiots out there that the mayor and gov really dropped the ball on this.
More censorship from the left.
They (the politicians) all have to be in a panic. Their constituents have all moved out and are completely dispersed. This must affect the political balance of the state. While many will return, the poor have less reason to return.
"Blanco said, when asked about the issue of federalizing state troops, that the issue involves the hurricane recovery organizational structure, not how rescuers are deployed."
She doesn't want disaster relief federalized because she would have less or no say in redevelopment moolah to come.
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