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10/07/2005 12:09 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Are There No Real Numbers?

Thursday night, on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, host Joe Scarborough assailed FEMA, the popular target these days, for the fact that only 10% of FEMA contracts were with local companies in the Katrina-affected area. Yet, here's Louisiana Governor Blanco today at a small-business seminar, courtesy of WWL TV:

Blanco also said she would push for more hurricane recovery contracts to go to Louisiana companies. To date, 44% of those contracts have been awarded to Louisiana firms, representing 31% of the total money amount awarded, she said.

Can they both be right?