Yet Another Blanco Blunder
It seems that the only thing this woman knows how to do is say “give me!”
In this case, she is pushing for FEMA to pay for hotel rooms for each individual or family affected by Hurricane Katrina. Her reasoning?
“It’s just not moving fast enough,” said Jerry Jones, the governor’s director of facility planning. “We don’t want to just warehouse these people. We want them to be in a place where they can thrive and get back to normalcy.”
What business does this woman, or any of her staff, have to complain that things aren’t moving fast enough? How many people died as a result of Governor Blanco stalling and not wanting to let the federal government take control of the evacuation effort.
But the real reason for this demand has nothing to do with the well being of the evacuees currently in shelters. What it ultimately boils down to is votes and tax revenue.
Blanco’s hotel request reflects the state’s growing concern that Louisianians staying in out-of-state shelters will find permanent housing in the communities where they are sheltered.
People would be more likely to move back to Louisiana if they could stay in hotels for 90 days and then be able to occupy a trailer in their home state, said Jones, the governor’s aide. “This buys us some time. … We want to entice them to come back home,” he said.
I say, impeach the bitch.