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“I’m not tired… I’m just gettin’ started…” President Obama
Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to New Orleans on Thursday seeking to reassure residents of his commitment to the city’s recovery four years after the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina.Flying in for a close-up look at the rebuilding process, Obama was expected to see signs of progress but also stark reminders of how much remains to be done to get New Orleans, once a thriving tourist destination, back in full swing.
Former President George W. Bush was widely criticized for the federal government’s slow emergency response to Katrina, which hastened a slide in his popularity and left a stain on his presidential legacy.
Soon after taking office in January, Obama vowed to prevent a repeat of the previous administration’s “failures” and to do more to help New Orleans and the rest of the battered U.S. Gulf Coast rebuild.
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