03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Fails To Mention New Orleans, Gulf Coast During State Of The Union Address...

New Orleans is still a mess and the pace of recovery across the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina's strike remains achingly slow after 17 months. But none of this captured President Bush's attention on the year's biggest night for showcasing policy priorities.

In the president's State of the Union speech last year, delivered just five months after the disaster, the devastation merited only 156 words out of more than 5,400.

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