Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

Though I didn't catch Dim Son's SOTU the other night, I couldn't help but notice all the babble in the news yesterday. Living in Louisiana, in a New Orleans burb, one thing appeared hopeful - the announcement that the North American Summit of Canada, Mexico and the United States will be held in New Orleans in April. If true, then NOLA could certainly use the $$$ it would bring.
On the other hand, the announcement could have been just another Jackson Square moment. You remember that, don't you? Dim Son's handlers brought in tons of lighting equipment to light up Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter. Wearing his blue shirt with rolled up sleeves, he gave his "we'll save New Orleans because it's a great party town" speech. Then they turned off the lights and removed the equipment, sending the French Quarter back into total darkness. And that was that. Promises, promises, promises . . .