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Former governor, Katrina victims react to Bush book

4 years ago November 09, 2010 Nov 9, 2010 Tuesday, November 09 2010 Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:20:37 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - People said former President George Bush's memoir, "Decision Points," opens old wounds in Louisiana, but it also opens eyes to a different side of Hurricane Katrina.

Bush acknowledges in the book that he could have done a better job responding to the country's worst natural disaster.  Some ways included not just flying over the devastation in New Orleans, bringing in federal troops to help sooner and being called a racist for the slow response to a majority black population.

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said all of those things would have prevented people from suffering so long and prevented the president from having to write about the storm and recovery.

Others said the recollection in the book is Bush's opinion, whether they agree with it or not.  They said they do appreciate Bush admitting he made mistakes.

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