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Friday, February 23, 2007

Bush's "Friend" In New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward

We need more journalism like this:
Ethel Williams lost her home on Pauline Street in the New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, President Bush visited Williams and promised that the federal government would help her rebuild.

We spoke with Williams last year, when she was angry at the federal government — but not at President Bush. She called the president a friend, saying she was convinced he would keep his word.

But to date, nothing has been done. Williams' house is still gutted and empty.

NPR's David Greene visits with Williams at her daughter's home in New Orleans to see if she still has faith in the president.


At 2/25/2007 5:25 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

The story says she's waiting for money from "Louisiana's Road Home program". Perhaps some investigation into why the Louisiana Road Home program hasn't delivered her money might be the kind of journalism we could use as well.


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