Guess what Governor Blanco? Last night was the State of the Union Address, it wasn't about New Orleans, it was about America as a whole. He didn't mention Ridgecrest in his address either. Should I be angry and put out over that?
Besides her anger at her cesspool not being mentioned the Governor is upset that the entire state of Mississippi has received more federal relief money than the City of New Orleans did.
Gov. Blanco accused the White House of repeatedly delivering less money than Louisiana has needed to repair the damage to housing, schools and hospitals. By comparison, she said, Mississippi has been handed much more help.
"I just want an end to the disparities, once and for all," the governor said.
I got news for you Governor, The brunt of Katrina did not hit New Orleans. The worst part of hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi. New Orleans received a firm, but glancing blow. The main difference between Mississippi and New Orleans in the post Katrina era is that the people and government of Mississippi have been busy working to rebuild their state from the moment the winds subsided. New Orleans and the government in Louisiana have done nothing to help themselves except whine about what the federal government is not doing to fix all their problems.
To borrow one of my dear wife's favorite phrases, Governor, it's time to put on your big girls panties and start fixing your own troubles. We had family who were in hurricane Katrina, they got themselves out, then went back and cleaned up their own property, fixed their own damage, and went back to their jobs. Right after Katrina hit my family made financial and property donations in an effort to help. But feelings have changed. I will start feeling sorry for the people in New Orleans again, when I start seeing news stories about the rest of the population standing up and doing something to help themselves. But as long as the only thing the Gov. Blanco can do is whine that George Bush is not talking about New Orleans, helping New Orleans, or doing her job for her, then she and her cesspool called New Orleans can all go to hell.