"And people said we'd never be able to build this hospital. And people said we'd never get the money. Well we did it," exclaimed Paul Rainwater, Louisiana commissioner of administration.
No, ya'll did not do it.
1. The hospital has not been built.
2. The total sum of money necessary to build the hospital as envisioned is not in hand.
Given that factual disconnect with his comments yesterday, Commissioner Paul Rainwater purposefully mislead the public at the UMC groundbreaking ceremony. It's convenient rhetoric to spout while the tv cameras were rolling, but the claims are not true. He could have claimed that the state held a groundbreaking ceremony - but that's about it.