Wednesday, August 23, 2006


The Bush Administration's public relations blitz leading up to the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina doesn't change the fact that their response to Katrina was disastrous and failed to keep Americans safe.

The federal government's immediate response to Katrina was marked by chaos, confusion and utter incompetence.

In the aftermath of the disaster, President Bush and congressional Republicans (including Tom Cole, John Sullivan, Frank Lucas, Ernest Istook, Tom Coburn, and Jim Inhofe) made many promises to the desperate residents of the region, but most have been broken.

Largely as a result, much of the Gulf Coast remains devastated, and residents continue to suffer from inadequate housing, health care and other basic services, and an infrastructure that cannot support badly needed economic development.

We cannot change the past, but we can control the future.

America can and must keep its promises to the Gulf Coast. It is time for a new direction, where despair and destruction are replaced by hope and renewal. It is time for Democrtic leadership in Congress. Vote Democratic in November.

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