Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Not a Word. . . . .

. . . .not one word in the State of the Union address about New Orleans. So I will quote some other words:


And tonight I also offer this pledge of the American people: Throughout the area hit by the hurricane, we will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives. And all who question the future of the Crescent City need to know there is no way to imagine America without New Orleans, and this great city will rise again.---George Bush on Jackson Square, September 15, 2005

THIS WAS ABOUT IRAQ, (guess we're not "friends" that shouldn't be abandoned and I guess a "pledge" is not the same as a "promise.")

Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned and our own security at risk.---George Bush, State of the Union Address, January 23, 2007

THIS WAS THE DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE (might be lip service, but at least the words were in there, like hey, we might possibly be part of the "all Americans" thing.)

Let me simply say that we in the Democratic Party hope that this administration is serious about improving education and health care for all Americans, and addressing such domestic priorities as restoring the vitality of New Orleans.--Sen. Jim Webb, D-VA, Democratic Response to the State of the Union Address, January 23, 2007

This article about sums it up. Disappointment, not on the radar, etc.

Given how much time, money and focus is given to those countries holding our foreign oil supplies in their hands, i.e. infrastructure, schools, hospitals, job programs, perhaps we should follow Ashley Morris' advice and become a foreign power ourselves. Bush had a lot to say about domestic oil (um, US, we GOT it, George!) and how we needed to decrease our dependence on foreign energy sources, but still not a word about the Gulf Coast.

Is OPEC looking for any new members? Maybe if we join them we can get what we need here.

Oh yeah, but you would need a passport to come here to party.

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