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Sunday, September 04, 2005
Who To Blame?
Blogs for Bush had this story about the publics reaction so far to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Click here...
Thank goodness for the internet. Even though President Bush and his administration have refused, for some strange reason, to defend themselves against the Democrats, the blogosphere has risen to the occassion.
Matt Drudge has linked to a picture of school buses sitting unused in a New Orleans parking lot, and the New Orleans unread and unused evacuation plan.
Other members of the blogosphere have actually counted the buses, there are apparently 255 of them in the parking lot. They have also pointed out the bus lot is right next to the highway that leads to the Convention Center and Superdome.
Also, the New Orleans public transportation system apparently has approximately 340 buses which were not used for evacuation, and there are about 50 buses at the airport. Packed tight, all 100,000 persons left in New Orleans could have been evacuated over a two day period.
Members of the blogosphere have also pointed out that President Bush had to personally call Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin and personally appeal for a mandatory evacuation.
Lastly, Mayor Nagin hightailed it to Baton Rouge ahead of the storm.
I'm in NYC, if we had to evacuate the whole city on 9/11, Mayor Guiliani would have been the last person out.
The reaction from the Democrats has been absolutely disgraceful. However, the blogsphere has prevented them and their allies in the Looney Leftwing Liberal MainStream Media from rolling over President Bush with their lies.
Thank goodness for the internet and the blogosphere.
An InstaPundit reader points out an important paragraph in a Washington Post story:
Other federal and state officials pointed to Louisiana's failure to measure up to national disaster response standards, noting that the federal plan advises state and local emergency managers not to expect federal aid for 72 to 96 hours, and base their own preparedness efforts on the need to be self-sufficient for at least that period. "Fundamentally the first breakdown occurred at the local level," said one state official who works with FEMA. 'Did the city have the situational awareness of what was going on within its borders? The answer was no."
Time for Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin to resign, and take all their appointees with them.