Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 05:10 PM
I'm Mary Landrieu from the great state of Louisiana.
It's been three years since hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the failure of the federal levee
system devastated New Orleans, the region, and parts of the Gulf coast.
The Bush White House, the Republican leadership, and FEMA showed up not just late,
America deserves a FEMA that works. A FEMA that understands the best ways to
leverage the private sector and non-profits. A FEMA that will rebuild our communities
with respect, dignity, and determination.
America deserves a president who is willing to cut through the red tape and serve the
people, not the bureaucracy. A president who will stand with mayors and governors, not
against them, to get the job done.
That is the hope of the people of America, and that is the promise of Barack Obama.