Bush was in New Orleans today making more promises while posing for more photo ops.
Meanwhile, Sens Kerry and Landrieu issue a report that exposes his PR stunt lies and introduce a real plan.
Today Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Committee Member Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) released a report assessing the failures of the Bush Administration to adequately respond to the needs of homeowners and small businesses after the 2005 hurricanes damaged the Gulf Coast. (...)
"Photo ops will not rebuild the Gulf Coast," said Sen. Kerry. "We need to demand that promises are kept so that New Orleans can come back stronger than before and families can come home. Six months ago, President Bush pledged to 'do what it takes.' Today marks the tenth time President Bush is visiting the Gulf Coast to say help is on the way. The help is overdue. Nearly 120,000 Gulf Coast residents are still in limbo waiting to even find out if they will get a disaster loan and more than 140,000 others have been turned away by the Bush administration. We're insisting on accountability. If the Republican Congress won't do it, we'll do it for them. Our report today shines a light on a tragic pattern of mismanagement, mistakes and avoidance of real solutions for rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Enough excuses. It's overdue to give people the help they deserve.
"Today Senator Landrieu and I are releasing a report on the Bush Administration's mismanagement, mistakes and obstruction of real solutions for rebuilding the Gulf Coast in hopes we can get on the right track and give people the help they deserve," Kerry added...(more)