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Friday, January 26, 2007

Do you know what it means ...

Posted By on Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 5:57 AM

... to miss New Orleans. Thanks to Eugene Robinson of Washington Post for noting the State of the Union omission that had me screaming at the TV set.

More infuriating than anything George W. Bush said in his State of the Union address was what he didn't say. Congress and the nation heard nothing, zilch, nada, not a single, solitary word about New Orleans, the Gulf Coast and the devastation that remains from the worst natural disaster in United States history.

A disaster that happened on his watch. How nice that the White House has been able to move beyond the trauma of September 2005 -- wind and water, death and destruction, poverty and race, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." Too bad the people of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish, Pass Christian, Biloxi and the rest of the coast will never have the luxury of forgetting.

 

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