Hanging Us Out to Dry

“It's a heck of a place to bring your family. It's a great place to find some of the greatest food in the world and some wonderful fun.”
George W. Bush

“Many New Orleans neighborhoods are still abandoned wastelands, with uninhabitable homes, no working street lights and sidewalks piled with moldy garbage. The levee system is as vulnerable as ever. Barely a quarter of the 400,000 people who fled have come back, demographers estimate.”

I was going to write about how Bush has left us hanging in south Lousiana, but Schroeder already did it. (Thank god because I can't get into it without suffering a stroke.) The WaPo's take on it is here (courtesy Schroeder). A NYT editorial on our plight is here.

The photo, by the way, is from the Lower Ninth Ward. I took it in early January.

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