This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

October 15, 2009

High Hopes: Obama’s First Presidential NOLA Visit

Filed under: NOLA Post-Katrina Levee Break — Tags: , , , — pprscribe @ 9:43 am
"9th Ward in black and white." cbanck, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbanck/466315333/

"9th Ward in black and white." cbanck, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbanck/466315333/

President Obama travels to New Orleans this week for a town hall meeting — and for a look at the recovery in the city battered by Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

It will be Obama’s first visit since the presidential campaign, when, as a candidate, he had a long list of promises for the city.

In early 2008, Obama told an enthusiastic crowd at Tulane University in New Orleans that his administration would restore their trust in government.

“This will be a priority of my presidency,” he said at the time. “And I will make it clear to members of my administration that their responsibilities don’t end in places like the Ninth Ward — they begin in places like the Ninth Ward.” (Source)

Previous post-levee breech NOLA posts here. BTW, is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recovery chief really named Paul Rainwater?

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