Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Benign Neglect of Katrina Survivors

I just saw Jack Stephens, Sherriff of St Bernard Parish, interviewed on CNN. As you may know, his Parish was devasted by Hurricane Katrina.

Stephens blasted Congress for their "benign neglect" of the people who have lost everything. He said they had no idea of the extent of the devastation...and he personally offered to pay the airfare of Congressman who might be willing to take him up on an invitation to visit.

We need to keep this issue in the forefront of national consciousness. I'm planning to visit New Orleans and surrounding communities later this month. I'll be reporting back on what I find.