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Charlie Melancon Quotes

If history is any indication, then no, I don't think they're ready. They are still not prepared for doing all that's required for Katrina.
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#History

We are engaged in a massive effort under difficult circumstances to save lives and stabilize this crisis so that we may begin to restore our communities. This is job one.
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#Circumstances

I thank the president for his visit today, but it was more show than substance, ... Frankly, we needed action days ago.
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#Action

depict a leader who seemed overwhelmed and rarely made key decisions.
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#Decisions

Clearly, he understands now the tremendous challenges we face and how much we are counting on FEMA and the resources of our nation, ... The president, by his statements today, is demonstrating the leadership and accountability needed to get the inadequate federal response to this crisis behind us and move forward with rebuilding Louisiana.
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#Challenges

Sen. Vitter worked in this House for six years and knows its leadership, ... He has placed the blame squarely at their feet, and I think they owe the entire Gulf Coast an explanation.
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#Blame

For that reason, as the representative of the homeless, the inundated, the destroyed and the dead, we ask you to give your full support to the formation of an independent, non-partisan commission,
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#Ask

It's our duty to get them the things they need when they need it. And it's not happening.
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#Duty

When you are pulling people out of the water and off of rooftops, there are no Republicans and no Democrats.
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#American Politician #Democrats

My advice to them: Take the money and run, ... Spend it on your sheriff's deputies, your firefighters and our public hospitals. Spend it and don't pay it back.
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#Advice