Friday, September 09, 2005

'Cause it took fifty thousand years just to think through it

More details are coming out about what exactly was going on in Louisiana during the crisis.

Bilges catches Ray Nagin in CYA mode regarding the evacuation order drama. He also points out that the city had been discussing using city buses for evacuation all summer, yet they still let them sit idle. (Of course, that didn't stop Mayor Nagin from going on TV and shouting "I need troops, man. I need 500 buses.")

JYB has a good write-up of the Red Cross's revelation that they had tried to stock the Superdome with supplies before Katrina hit, but were turned away by Gov. Blank-hole.
They also caught her doing a little posterior shielding on the buses too. Why on earth would she bother to issue executive orders allowing the city to use flooded-out buses? Either she was unaware that they were useless, in which case she had no business meddling in rescue/recovery efforts, or she knew they were flooded, in which case she's just covering her ass. Regardless, her conduct is despicable, and I don't doubt there will be plenty of calls for her removal.

Michelle Malkin points to an account of Gov Blank-hole's executive control over the situation. Refugees were lied to, swindled, denied food, and even shot at by Louisiana police.

All for want of a plan... oh wait, they did have a plan. They just didn't implement it.

Previous Dodge City South posts:
The Mayor Ray Nagin Memorial Motor Pool
Mary Landrieu's Punch-Out
Storm of Stupidity


Blogger coffee and cigarettes said...

I'm so angry I can barely think. Why aren't the inept and insipid responses of those two exposed in a clear manner, and on a wider scale? Someone told me the other day "can't you just get over the bus thing?". No. No I can't. That WOULD have saved thousands of lives. 'Nuff said.

11:24 AM, September 10, 2005  

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