Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Three Senators visit New Orleans...

Today's New York Times has this article on the visit to New Orleans yesterday of three U.S. Senators to investigate why the Bush Administration is doing to little to help citizens displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Senators Lieberman, Obama and Landreau held a hearing in the French Quarter.

A number of speakers at the hearing, including the Mayor, pointed out that the Administration is more efficient at getting money to Iraq than to New Orleans. The fact that Bush made no mention of Hurricane Katrina in the State of the Union is leading many to conclude that the people in New Orleans who lost their homes will soon be forgotten.

Lieberman who heads up the Homeland Security Committee is not inclined to hold hearings on what the Administration has been doing. I guess he would not want to do anything to offend his new-found Republican friends.