Both the state and the Hornets' ownership have great confidence in the team's fan baseHornets' lease extended through 2014 Jan 09, 2008
While so many still suffer, I am choosing to do what I believe is best for my stateHurricane-battered La. gov to step down Mar 21, 2007
I came really to talk about job creation. We have a huge mission of rebuildingLa. gov: Katrina-hit state needs jobs Sep 28, 2005
I offer our profound thanks, to all of you who opened your homes, your hospitals, your classrooms, your churches, your wallets and your hearts to our peopleBlanco offers Louisiana's thanks Sep 17, 2005
They gave no thought to their own safety -- only to help and to serveBlanco offers Louisiana's thanks Sep 17, 2005
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) was the 54th Governor of Louisiana, having served from January 2004 until January 2008. She was the first woman to be elected to the office of governor of Louisiana.
In August 2005, less than two years into her term as governor, Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States, struck New Orleans and Louisiana. Many believed the immediate response from the city and state was inadequate, and Blanco later acknowledged there were failures on the part of her administration before and after the storm; much criticism, however, was directed at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for what was seen as a slow initial response to the disaster and an inability to effectively manage and care for those trying to evacuate from New Orleans.
Blanco announced in March 2007 that she would not seek re-election later that year, saying that she would instead "focus time and energy for the on the people's work, not on politics."