tgrgrd00 LSU Fan LaPlace, LA Member since Jun 2004 4526 posts
re: PHOTOS: President Obama Visits Laplace(Posted by tgrgrd00 on 9/6/12 at 9:19 am to brucealan)
First time back on the board in a while and saw this thread.
This happened on my street in front of my house. Literally. The president and the other politicians stood in my driveway for 10 minutes talking to us. We are in several of the pictures linked in the OP.
He was a very nice guy and seemed very down to earth. They were not rushed and seemed sincerely interested and caring (great politicians lol).
Now one thing...Many of those people in the pictures do not live at the house they were in front of. That house has been vacant due to foreclosure for over a year. He didn't get there till 6:00 pm and most of the home owners had left by then (see scalding hot and no electricity). They didn't tell us what was going on till almost 4:30 so we almost left too but they talked us in to staying. They brought some people in from other neighborhoods that flooded so there would be people there because only 3 of the 10 houses on my block had anyone there at the time. It was understandable because it would have been a ghost town had they not.
Gtiger9757 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2008 8730 posts
re: PHOTOS: President Obama Visits Laplace(Posted by Gtiger9757 on 9/6/12 at 10:26 pm to tgrgrd00)
Regardless of your political views, that has to be pretty cool to meet a sitting President. Unfortunately it wasn't under better circumstances. I disagree with nearly all of his political views, but still think it was pretty cool to sit 10 ft. in front of him while he gave a speech at UNO a few years ago.