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Friday, Sep 9, 2005, 6:31 am

GOP thanks God for Katrina

By Tracy Van Slyke

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From today's Wall Street Journal:

Louisiana Lawmakers Aim To Cope With Political Fallout
Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."

Baker explains later he didn't intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing.

Tracy Van Slyke, a former publisher of In These Times, is the project director for The Media Consortium.

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