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Kathleen Blanco

As of 2005-09, Kathleen Blanco is the Governor of Louisiana.

On Sunday the 28th of August, 2005, "Governor Blanco of Louisiana dispatched a letter to Bush formally requesting help for the horror she saw rolling towards her state over the southern horizon. "Under the provisions of Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC. 5121-5206 (Stafford Act), and implemented by 44 CFR 206.36, I request that you declare an expedited major disaster for the state of Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina, a Category V hurricane approaches our coast south of New Orleans; beginning on August 28, 2005 and continuing," read the letter.

"She went on in great detail over four full pages to list a series of requests that, had they been granted, would have spared thousands of people from death."

- source: truthout:Washing Away the Conservative Movement by William Rivers Pitt.