Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Taken alone, without any damage having occurred in Louisiana or elsewhere, Katrina's toll on the Mississippi Coast would constitute the greatest natural disaster in American history."

Stan Tiner of the Sun-Herald has an editorial about President Obama's decision to skip the Mississippi Gulf Coast on his recent Katrina swing.  I'm a fan of President Obama, but I'll have to admit that it stings a little bit for him to go only to New Orleans when making a Katrina trip.  The nation's conscious seems to have a blind spot when it comes to Katrina's affect on Mississippi, and his refusal to come here only enlarges it.  I'm aware of the administration's assertions that it has sent more of its Cabinet-level personnel to the Gulf Coast than to any other portion of the country.  I'm also aware of what Stan Tiner wrote:
"Taken alone, without any damage having occurred in Louisiana or elsewhere, Katrina's toll on the Mississippi Coast would constitute the greatest natural disaster in American history."
A visit by President Obama would go a long way towards reminding our fellow Americans (especially Republicans in Congress who try to kill funding bills) that we are still in need of their prayers and support.

1 comment:

Jax said...

I too was/am still a supporter of Obama but, it was unbelievably tonedeaf to make a Katrina trip and not spend some time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It truly makes me angry all politics aside. And Katrina continues to wreak havoc on politicians ...