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Sunday July 29, 2007
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Unpromising Promise
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Under the August 6th headline "Will Bush Keep Pledge To Re-
build Bridge?" AP reports "For New Orleans residents, the
scene was all too familiar: President Bush, touring the site
of the collapsed...bridge in Minneapolis, promising...."
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In N O the suface fact is "Major reconstruction work has yet
to begin..., and city officials are still drafting a $1.1
billion recovery plan."
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Surface fact?
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Under the same-date headline "In New Orleans, Water System
At Risk," AP reports "Deep underground, an unseen crisis is
threatening New Orleans' already troubled recovery."
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The situation:
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(a) "The city Sewerage & Water Board says at least [!] 50
million gallons of water a day are now being lost to leaks,
or 2 1/2 times pre-Katrina levels."
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"When Katrina struck..., 80 percent of New Orleans was in-
undated. The surge of water caused water, sewer and drain-
age lines below the streets to shift, loosening joints and
causing countless breaks. The salt water also began corro-
ding the steel pipes."
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"...FEMA says that under federal law, it only has to pay to
bring the system back up to its pre-Katrina level."
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In Minneapolis, The Liar promised what?
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"...to cut red tape and rebuild as quickly as possible."
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AP 1:
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070806/ap_ ... &printer=1
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AP 2:
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070806/ap_ ... &printer=1
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