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Kathleen Blanco's $500,000 remodeling job

Late last year came the news that Kathleen Blanco had ordered precisely $564,838 worth of remodeling done on her offices... after Katrina.

The article said the single costliest portion of the final bill was $44,000 for walnut trim and granite countertops.
Jerry Jones, director of the state Office of Facility Planning and Control, said the sixth floor was unsafe. File cabinets were in hallways and the carpet was frayed, he said.
"The space needed to be reconfigured," Jones said Tuesday. "We don't want the governor's suite to look like early manufactured homes."
I'd bet the folks who can't even get a FEMA trailer wouldn't mind having an "early manufactured" home!