Restoring New Orleans and the fragile Gulf Coast coastline are priorities of the Obama administration, Kenner-born political strategist Donna Brazile said today, adding that she'll keep pressing President Barack Obama and his staff to ensure they don't forget.
Obama is coming to inspect the damage and recovery, Brazile said at Tulane University, but she doesn't know when yet.
"I know that this is a priority for him and the first lady," she said. "I'm going to keep on pressing. . . . I will fight."
Speaking to a Newcomb College Institute forum, Brazile said she hopes Obama will discuss storm and coastal relief in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. That address is scheduled for Feb. 24, which happens to be Mardi Gras.
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