New Orleans: Who Calls the Shots?

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The good news: one day before the office was to expire, President Obama extended the life of the Gulf Coast Recovery "Czar" (don't tell Glenn Beck) for another six months.


The bad news: according to her interview with Sunday's Times-Picayune, the occupant of that office, Janet Woodka, who supposedly should be coordinating the efforts of federal agencies to facilititate and accelerate Gulf Coast recovery, and should be advocating for that cause with the powers that be, doesn't know who those powers be:


She is one of many people advising the president about what he should do and see while in New Orleans, but she does not know who ultimately calls the shots on that.

"I don't even actually know who that person is, " Woodka said. "Maybe it's the president himself."