My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Can Anybody Explain This?

Just to bring a few items into evidence for consideration.

One: In the face of a catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, a mandatory evacuation was ordered Sunday for New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin.

Acknowledging that large numbers of people, many of them stranded tourists, would be unable to leave, the city set up 10 places of last resort for people to go, including the Superdome. . . .

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding. (courtesy Powerline)

Two: Lake Pontchartrain poured into New Orleans on Tuesday through breaches in two flood walls and a levee.

Three: In a statement to CNN, he [mayor Ray Nagin ] said [Wednesday]: "This is a desperate SOS. Right now we are out of resources at the convention centre and don't anticipate enough buses. We need buses. "

And Four:

Is it possible, just POSSIBLE, that it might have been smarter to turn the Superdome into a bus depot--BEFORE THE FLOOD--, rather than a "shelter of last resort"? Hmmmm, Mayor Nagin? Not to belabor the point, but there were 48 hours between the order to evacuate and the breach of the levee. And you HAD buses that were not being used.

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