The Trail: A Daily Diary of Campaign 2008


Dan Balz's Take

50 States

Obama to Visit Gulf Coast in October

By Michael A. Fletcher
President Obama will make his first visit as president to the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast sometime in the middle of October, the White House announced Tuesday.

The trip will allow him to view first-hand the area's continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the area four years ago, killing more than 1,600 people and driving another 1.5 million from their homes.

The president's visit to the area will come after a slew of Cabinet members have visited the region, where they have heard complaints about slow recovery efforts and bureaucratic complexities that have slowed the flow of billions of dollars in federal assistance.

"The administration is deeply committed to serving the needs of Gulf Coast residents by cutting through the bureaucratic red tape that has delayed assistance and improving coordination among federal agencies and with state and local partners," the White House said in a statement. "As a result, more than $1 billion in public assistance projects that had been stuck for years have been obligated since the start of the administration, including fire and police stations, health clinics, libraries, and university buildings."

In announcing the president's impending trip, the White House also said that the president signed an executive order extending the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Recovery and Rebuilding for six months. The office was first established November 1, 2005.

Posted at 6:03 PM ET on Sep 29, 2009  | Category:  50 States
Share This: Technorati talk bubble Technorati | Tag in | Digg This
Previous: White House Renominates a Nominee | Next: RNC Chairman Compares Pro-Obama Song to Communist Propaganda

Add 44 to Your Site
Be the first to know when there's a new installment of The Trail. This widget is easy to add to your Web site, and it will update every time there's a new entry on The Trail.
Get This Widget >>


Please email us to report offensive comments.

The slander directed at New Orleans and its people here is outrageous.

Posted by: raybroussard | October 1, 2009 8:04 AM

I wouldn't even waste my time going to that backwater excrement-hole. Leave it to Bobby Jindal and David Vitter and the rest of the backwards bible-thumping hypocrites to salvage themselves. They will never vote for brains over bullsh*t anyway.

Posted by: dipazzo | September 30, 2009 9:28 PM

You people are so desperate, and deep down inside you realize just how out-of-power you are, so desperate that you have to "fantasize" that the military will "rise up" and "overthrow" Obama, in a "bloodless coup".... WHY - Because you realize that you are on a one-way downhill fast track to the septic tank of history.
"Grandpa, what was a repbulican?"......
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Here's the bottom line of your white-wing "revolution" - WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE US ARMY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN.....
And that's not playing the "race card", or trying to "threaten" anyone, THAT'S JUST A FACT.....
And to think that Gingrich actually had the balls to say that we were "pathetic losers"......

Posted by: Tomcat3 | September 30, 2009 8:47 PM

It's great sport to marvel at the garbage that you white-wing lunatics are writing for each other.
I just wonder what it pays! LOL.......

Posted by: Tomcat3 | September 30, 2009 8:42 PM

Why doesn't he just proclaim that Air Force One is the Oval Office and have it in perpetual circling motion over the U.S. so he can drop in anywhere when he feels another hope and change speech coming on?

Posted by: sandynh | September 30, 2009 6:24 PM

What a bunch of non-thinking dips**ts you all are - so, you don't like Obama - got anyone else you think that could be doing a better job -

" Maybe he will explain why New Orleans, a city run by democRATS for decades, is so full of corruption, high crime and a majority of black people too ignorant to work!"

"So,why doesn't Loser In Chief Barack Obama
go visit his own desk in the Oval Office of
the White House,"

"Obviously the commissar in chief is going to call on his socialist serfs in New Orleans."

These are SUCH intelligent comments that I'm going right down to my county clerks office and change my voter's registration!

So you don't like the guy. Ignore him then. Why post lies and slander on a web-site? Because you can?

They should take your licenses to post away.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | September 30, 2009 3:52 PM

So,why doesn't Loser In Chief Barack Obama
go visit his own desk in the Oval Office of
the White House,instead of playing jet set
playboy in Air Force One now then?....As,
Today Monday 9/30/2009 Rasmussen Poll NOW
shows 39% of Americans Strongly Disapprove
of Obama's Job Performance and ONLY 28%
Strongly Approve of it. And that gives Der
Leader a Minus 11 Rating..Obama keeps up all his phony jet set trip BS and reading
endless teleprompter speeches and endless
Date Nights all over the world with his ugly wife Michelle Obama and Add On Mistress and Girl Friend Oprah Winfrey will
help finally destory the Democratic Party,
coupled with Nutso Nancy Pelosi,Steny Hoyer
and Harry Reid Incompetent Misleadership,
and Obama Tax Cheater Filled Cabinet,long
before 2010 and 2012! Your Doing A Heck Of
A Job Here Baracky Whacky & Nutty Nancy!

Posted by: sandy5274 | September 30, 2009 2:54 PM

New Orleans current situation is definately because of Bush!

Why Obama has taken this long to address it is pretty questionable.

But chalk up another mis-deed by Bush and Cheney as they live out their wealth unscathed and laughing all the way to the banks...

Posted by: darbyohara | September 30, 2009 2:49 PM

Obviously the commissar in chief is going to call on his socialist serfs in New Orleans.

This will probably be just another vacation for the incompetent A hole, no doubt.
What a disgraceful failure this leftist slug is.

Posted by: LarryG62 | September 30, 2009 2:01 PM

Maybe he will explain why New Orleans, a city run by democRATS for decades, is so full of corruption, high crime and a majority of black people too ignorant to work!


Posted by: cschotta1 | September 30, 2009 11:25 AM

hurricane katrina was bush's fault

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | September 29, 2009 10:09 PM

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.


© 2009 The Washington Post Company