Saturday, September 17, 2005

SENATOR OBAMA AS QUOTED IN NEWSWEEK

We should write for the blog rather than paste newspaper articles in the blog, but I couldn't help sharing this compelling quote. See Jonathan Alter's editorial on Katrina in September l8 issue of Newsweek. This is my last paste, I promise. gwGayles


"I hope we realize that the people of New Orleans weren't just abandoned during the hurricane," Sen. Barack Obama said last week on the floor of the Senate. "They were abandoned long ago—to murder and mayhem in the streets, to substandard schools, to dilapidated housing, to inadequate health care, to a pervasive sense of hopelessness."

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