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The GOP Prepares for War in New Orleans

Posted on April 10 2010 6:38 am
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by Rick Moran

The headline on Politico’s resident Democratic Party cheerleader Ben Smith’s blog was curious: “Republicans convene in New Orleans, with no mention of Katrina.”

What makes this such a puzzling headline is that residents of New Orleans that I talked to weren’t mentioning it either. Recovery from the devastating natural disaster has been slow but fairly steady, and those that I asked about the effort to rebuild were matter of fact about progress. One hotel worker I asked about Katrina recovery pointed to several reopenings of apartment complexes as evidence that things are getting better. She was a little frustrated with the pace of improvement, believing that “some areas have gotten more money than others.” But the general feeling among residents — and they have showed up in force at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) — was satisfaction at the efforts of state and local government to bring the city back from where it was five years ago.

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