[StBernard] Melancon Statement on Governor Blanco's Announcement

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 21 18:43:14 EDT 2007

Spoken like someone who was largely unaffected by the storm(s). Never
had to apply for FEMA aid, an SBA loan and certainly not Road Home
funding. I know he is just "making nice" publicly and "jumping for joy"
privately that


-----Original Message-----
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon made the following
statement today in response to Governor Kathleen Blanco's announcement
she would not seek re-election:

"Governor Blanco is a dedicated public servant and I thank her
her service to our state. She led us through what was without question
worst period in Louisiana's history and faced challenges no governor
her had experienced. Rita and Katrina - two of the worst natural
our nation has ever suffered through -- devastated a whole region of the
country, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damages and costing
1500 people their lives. Louisiana will take decades to recover from
tragedies, but Governor Blanco has started us on the path moving forward
for that I am grateful.

"Hindsight is always 20/20, but I think most Louisianians would
agree that Governor Blanco has always done what she believed was best
our state and its people, and has been one of Louisiana's most honest
governors. I value both her friendship and advice and wish her the best
luck in whatever comes next."


More information about the StBernard mailing list