In a statement forwarded by her press office, Blanco noted that it
took federal forces nearly a week to arrive in Louisiana after the
storm. “I was the only game in town, leading for nearly a week without
the president’s help,” Blanco said.
“Of all the lessons learned from Katrina now being put into place in
California, I would hope the one he would remember is that politics has
no place in any disaster,” she added, before taking a shot at the slow
manner in which promised federal aid has been delivered.
“While the promise of help from Washington is being extended, Gov.
Schwarzenegger will have to work hard to make it a reality. In the
meantime, Louisiana stands by ready to help with anything they may
need,” she said.
(h/tPeople Get Ready)