Interview of President Clinton and Senator Clinton on the Hurricane and Relief Efforts
Senator Clinton: Well, we’re happy to be back at the fair again,and I’m so pleased that Bill is here this year – couldn’t make it last year. We always have a wonderful time. If y’all have any questions before we head out to the fair?
Q: Were you surprised (inaudible) anarchy in New Orleans (inaudible)
President Clinton: Well, it happened over a period of a few days, and it’s tough when you lose access, power, sewer, clean water all at once, and there were still a lot of people trapped in there. So I suppose the dimensions of it surprises me, but if you think about all they lost and how many people are still there, you know, it’s tough.
Q (rough): how likely is it to come back from something like this?
Senator Clinton: Oh, it is definitely something we’re going to be committed to. Both of us have spoken to Senator Landreaux, a long time friend of ours, I’ve spoke with the other Senator, Senator Vitter, obviously both Bill and I have spoken with people in the Bush Administration. And obviously this is a long term effort, but I just imagine how we would have felt after 9/11 if people had said ‘forget it, don’t rebuild,’ ‘forget it, move away.’ We would never have accepted that, and I’m so happy no one in America said that. And we’re going to be committed to doing this.