The AJC reported the following (taken from a larger story on the disaster in New Orleans):
[Louisiana] Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu toured the stricken areas said rescued people begged him to pass information to their families. His pocket was full of scraps of paper on which he had scribbled down their phone numbers.
When he got a working phone in the early morning hours Thursday, he contacted a woman whose father had been rescued and told her: “Your daddy’s alive, and he said to tell you he loves you.”
“She just started crying. She said, `I thought he was dead,'” he said.
Ralph, Casey, Jerry, whatever the case may be, THAT’S the caliber of man I’d want as my Lt. Governor…