Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Advocate weighs in

Kudos to the Advocate for running an editorial by one of its staff writers highly critical of the administration's handling of the bond commission vote. Michlle Millhollon writes,

"Gov. Kathleen Blanco says she wants the federal government to help fund hurricane rebuilding. But she seems to be undermining her own case."
She continues,
"[Commissioner of Administration Jerry Luke]LeBlanc's railed against the bureaucratic roadblocks the state is encountering in getting financial help from the federal government. 'Our federal delegation's fought the battle, but the bureaucracy in Washington is not listening,' he recently lamented. Almost in the same breath, he pushed for $45 million for new construction projects. That's like dining at Ruth's Chris and then asking for food stamps."