Posted: May 28, 2010 3:18 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: May 28, 2010 3:18 PM
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has promised Gulf
Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned
or left behind.
Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour
areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on
Speaking outside a Coast Guard station on a barrier island,
Obama said he had a message for residents. He said: "I'm here to
tell you that you are not alone, you will not be abandoned, you
will not be left behind. The media may get tired of the story but
we will not. We will be on your side and we will see this
The promise might sound familiar to Gulf Coast residents who
heard previous presidents - such as former President George W. Bush
after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.