Saturday, September 10, 2005

Unbelievable...But Not Really

I'm almost speechless. This man has the AUDACITY to blame the federal government (namely, Bush and his administration) for the deaths of the people who were stranded at the shelters when time was of the essence and it turns out that it was his uppity-ineptitude that delayed the evacuation of these people?!

Mayor Nagin, you're definitely no Rudy Giuliani.

News Max

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 11:38 a.m. EDT

Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin garnered a ton of publicity with a profanity-laced interview he gave to WWL radio last Thursday, where he blasted President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not coming to rescue his city in time.

However, Nagin's most newsworthy comments - where he explained why he didn't use hundreds of city school buses to evacuate his city's flood victims - went almost unnoticed.

Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead.

"I need 500 buses, man," he told WWL. "One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here."

Nagin described his response:

"I'm like - you've got to be kidding me. This is a natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

While Nagin was waiting for his Greyhound fleet, Katrina's floodwaters swamped his school buses, rendering them unusable. (emphasis added)

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At Saturday, September 10, 2005 2:00:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

My wife and I are speechless as we read this quote from Mayor Nagin. She wonders if there is a way to charge this clown with murder or atleast manslaughter.

If Congress is going to investigate then they need to start with the response of the city and state and not with Washington.

At Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:36:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Exactly, Leo, they should start with the city and state with their investigation.

Surely Nagin won't get through this unscathed?


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