Hurricanes Forgotten

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Leaders in Louisiana are disappointed that President Bush omitted Hurricane Katrina from his State of the Union address.

Governor Kathleen Blanco says Washington must regard recovery in Louisiana as "yesterday's news." And she says the state hasn't received as much federal help as Mississippi. Blanco thinks politics are at play, but says Louisiana will continue to work toward recovery.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he's also unhappy that Bush didn't mention the hurricane, but he says he's tired of complaining. He says the city will use the money it has and do whatever it can to make recovery work.

The White House says President Bush remains committed to rebuilding the Gulf Coast but couldn't list "every ongoing and important issue" during the address.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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