Monday, October 17, 2005

Future of NOLA

Robert Novak weighs in this morning on Louisiana's recovery efforts. He doesn't have many positive things to say about Louisiana as he sets the scene for the future of New Orleans' business redevelopment: Among Novak's comments: "Nagin is described by business leaders as overwhelmed." "Gov. Kathleen Blanco is seen as a total embarrassment." "The state's two senators, Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter, are laughed at for begging open-ended multibillion-dollar expenditures." Despite all this, the overall tone of the piece is ultimately upbeat, but only because Novak believes the private sector can (and already is) doing more than elected officials.