Mary Landrieu Quotes (83 Quotes)


    The Bush administration can't investigate its own failures,

    worth saving, but they are worth every penny of a complete rebuilding effort.


    Let's hope that the hurricane does not hit at a Category 4 strength and let's hope the lessons we've learned - the painful, tragic lessons that have been learned in the last few weeks - will best prepare us for what could happen with Rita.

    While my state experiences unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression, it is unconscionable that illegal workers would be brought into Louisiana, aggravating our employment crisis and depressing earnings for our workers.


    For the last 50 years, the federal government has taken out of the Gulf Coast $165 billion in taxes that came from oil and gas off of our coast that went to the federal Treasury, to rebuild all places in America except the place that it came from.

    The people of our states have survived storms before. That was not what put us under. It was the levee system that broke in New Orleans.

    We know how people like to have their houses built and where they want to stay, ... While we appreciate the help in rebuilding and expect attention and support unprecedented in the nation, it will be led by the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

    The military will come. I promise it. Until they do, you have to stabilize it.

    From politics and business to music and food to culture, African-Americans have helped to shape our state's colorful past and its future.

    I intend to find out why the federal response, particularly the response of FEMA, was so incompetent and insulting to the people of our states.

    Over my dead body will you put the blame on mayors, city council members -- Republicans or Democrats -- and local elected officials,

    Many members of Congress are very displeased with this very slow pace, ... The new rules are purposely drafted to close loopholes that currently exist.

    Mr. President, time is of the essence. People are dying by the hour. There are not enough morgues. Please act.

    The president picked a very inspiring spot to make this speech. The image is worth many words in terms of what Jackson Square and the cathedral mean to New Orleans and what New Orleans means to the nation. ... His three proposals are innovative and bold.

    When the police officers finally get access to the doors and open these houses, I have no idea what they're going to find.

    Perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street Levee,

    While we want help from Washington and we respect advice and counsel from Washington, ... our message is please respect the wishes and views of local businesses, regional businesses, local elected officials and state officials as we do this together.

    Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it.

    First, let me begin by thanking each of you and the companies for what you all did to save lives, to save property, to restore the communities along the Gulf Coast.

    I know times are tough in Baghdad. But times are tough in the Gulf Coast, ... Our war is right here at home. Our war is right here in the Gulf Coast.

    A visibly shaken Blanco described a helicopter tour she had taken as mile after mile after mile of homes inundated with water. ... This catastrophe is unprecedented.

    The president's budget request today demonstrates his unwillingness to come clean on the true costs of his agenda. A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of the day you still owe a quarter.

    The Gulf Coast states have been basically forced by the Republican leadership in the House to accept help under conditions that have never been imposed on any state, city, region, county, sheriff, mayor ever before in the history of the country.

    Though the storm may have passed, it is still not safe for all of us to return to home. We must wait for the emergency operations to be completed and we must also allow time for experts to assess any potential public safety concerns. We may return home only once these situations are resolved and local leaders have determined it is safe for us to do so.

    FEMA, now a shell of what it once was, continues to be overwhelmed by the task at hand.

    If you have the votes to overturn (it) ... I would ask my colleagues to be brave enough to do it in public, ... in the middle of the night.

    Clearly the Gulf Coast and our only energy coast is a priority, but I don't believe we have to sacrifice every other good civil works project around the country.

    What I saw today is the equivalent to what I saw flying over the tsunami area in Indonesia. There are places that are no longer there.

    While the president is saying he wants to work together as a team, I think the White House operatives have a full-court press on to blame state and local officials, whether they're Republicans or Democrats, ... Face the Nation.


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