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Kathleen Blanco
Kathleen Blanco

Born in New Iberia, Louisiana, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco served as governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2008. The first woman to hold the office, she was the state's 54th governor. She had previously served in the Louisiana legislature and as Public Service Commissioner. Just two years into her term, the state was struck by Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating storms to hit the Gul…

Date of Birth: December 15, 1942


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"While the eye of the storm is now projected to go a little more westerly and into the Texas area, it is strengthening, ... That still could give us some impact on the eastern side of the storm. We are watching it and we want our citizens to watch it very carefully." Kathleen Blanco
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"Well, it's a logistical nightmare, ... We have identified other shelters in other parts of the state. Communities are ready to receive these people to help them out." Kathleen Blanco
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"I could stand here and recite statistic after statistic, indicator after indicator but I don't need to. All of you know where Louisiana stands [health care]. At the bottom." Kathleen Blanco
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"These storms knocked us down, but they didn't knock us out, ... And with your help and support, we will come back stronger and more prosperous than before." Kathleen Blanco
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"I think this storm is bigger than anything we have dealt with before. This is not a minor problem." Kathleen Blanco
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"The president addressed that issue when he removed Mr. Brown, and I thank him for that," Kathleen Blanco
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"The conditions that prompted the request ... on the same page." Kathleen Blanco
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"States are not in a position to absorb additional costs of this magnitude," Kathleen Blanco
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"There doesn't seem to be any relief in sight," Kathleen Blanco
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"The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's totally overwhelming." Kathleen Blanco
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"Rita has Louisiana in her sights and we must move," Kathleen Blanco
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"We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It's just heartbreaking." Kathleen Blanco
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"You need to find a safe place to be. It is not safe to find yourself stranded on the highway. Get to the highest ground or the highest building in your area." Kathleen Blanco
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"This disaster was of such a magnitude that it will certainly have significant national implications regarding the response to future events such as a natural disaster or a potential terrorist attack," Kathleen Blanco
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"If we redo the Dome, which I think is everyone's favorite idea, we still need a source of revenue to come from that particular region, ... And of course, a new stadium would need additional revenue." Kathleen Blanco
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"We're offering them the opportunity to continue to serve in the Guard and help us rebuild southeast Louisiana, ... That will keep them employed. This will be an opportunity to tide them over." Kathleen Blanco
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"We're dumping things into the hole, just to stem the tide." Kathleen Blanco
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"We were begging for more resources, and you know, eventually, we got enough resources. It just took more days than we wanted it to take." Kathleen Blanco
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"The silver lining of Katrina's storm clouds is the historic opportunity that we have now to start anew," Kathleen Blanco
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"The situation deteriorated on Monday and on Wednesday, it became untenable," Kathleen Blanco
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"We have a tough, tough people, ... We party hard, we work hard ... we know we can get through this." Kathleen Blanco
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