Louisiana paper to President Obama: Cut vacation short
- Amid historic devastation in Louisiana, the state's largest daily newspaper is calling on President Barack Obama, who is being kept abreast of the situation by White House officials, to cut his Martha's Vineyard getaway short to view flood-ravaged areas of the state.
"A disaster this big begs for the personal presence of the President at ground zero," read the editorial published in The Advocate on Thursday. "In coming here, the President can decisively demonstrate that Louisiana's recovery is a priority for his administration -- and the United States of America."
Calling Obama's vacation destination "a playground for the posh and well-connected," the paper said that the waters had receded enough to allow for a presidential visit.(Excerpt) Read more at: cnn.com ...
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