I was one of the fortunate ones to see President Barack Obama speak to New Orleans politicos, supporters, the media and others, yesterday, at a Lower 9th ward center which apparently had been 17-feet beneath water after Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005.
On this Katrina Anniversary, the Council for a Better Louisiana, CABL, is taking issue with some of the national news reporting relatted to the state's education system post-Hurricane Katrina. Here is the statement from CABL:
This week there has been a flood of news stories assessing the recovery of New Orleans ten years after the devastation of Katrina. There are many aspects of life and rebuilding to look at in a city that was virtually destroyed and almost totally depopulated. No American city in modern times has been through so much.
Looks like Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Scott Angelle is going after a certain “conservative” crowd in an effort to peel off potential David Vitter supporters. It also appears that Angelle, who occasionally tries to distance himself from our “alleged” governor, Bobby Jindal, is now appearing to be his clone.
Just as most Americans remember where they were on 9/11, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region ten years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives. In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
New governor’s poll
The polls just keep coming on the Louisiana governor’s race, and each one is always controversial among some candidates and their supporters.
Perhaps relieved at not having anything to do with him surfacing as a result of the hacking bust of the Ashley Madison spouse cheating website, former Rep. Vance McAllister looks to unseat state Sen.Mike Walsworth in this fall’s election. As lightning didn’t strike twice before, asking for it to do so again will be a reach for him.
Once again, Hillary Clinton has been exposed as a horrible presidential candidate. Back in 2008, the heavy favorite, Mrs. Clinton lost the Democratic presidential nomination to an upstart Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. In this race, Clinton, once considered a lock for the nomination, is being seriously challenged by Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.