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New Orleans--Bush Minimizes the Anniversary

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EDINBURGH--Stephanie Grace in today's T-P summarizes the state of New Orleans--the stasis, the paralysis, the underlivered promises--and acknowledges that this background may well explain the President's decision, in comments yesterday, to downplay any attempt to measure a year's worth of progress against his Jackson Square promises. Most depressing fact she's unearthed:

... a new survey disclosed that just seven percent of foundations and philanthropies planned to be involved in recovery past September.

I guess they're tied up with Lebanon....