Katrina - Nagin Turned Down Bus Drivers and Amtrak Train

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    Nagin, whose desperate plea for help in the days after the storm made him a folk hero to some, faces criticism for turning away resources that could have moved more people out of the city faster.

    The mayor's disaster plan called for mobilizing buses and evacuating the poor, but he did not get it done. He said he could not find drivers, but Amtrak says it offered help and was turned down, so a train with 900 seats rolled away empty a day and a half before the storm.

    From: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/13/katrina.response/index.html
     
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    I see your source for your article was CNN. Last night Mayor Nagin was supposed to be on Anderson Cooper's show to answer questions from viewers on air--the same format Larry King uses on his program. Mayor Nagin did not show up for the program.
     
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    I heard a report that the Mayor and Governor were both nervous about lawsuits from the hotels and casinos if they ordered an evacuation of the city. Great leadership. . . . not.
    President Bush showed how much class and gravitas he has by taking responsibility for others (Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco)screw ups. It is amazing how quick the dildos came out to shout that Bush was guilty. . . morons with no class or balls.
     
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    It's Bush's fault.
     
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    Apparently the Mayor already had his kids in school in Houston and found himself a place to live for a while or so i hear.
     
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    Ya know what? The nursing home that abandoned its patients is rightfully being prosecuted for negligence. So should the mayor, governor of LA. They killed way more than the nursing home, which was gross negligence for sure.
     
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    Absolutely, Kathianne! The MSM is so quick to point their fingers at the owners of the nursing home for their failure of responsibility; but just as quickly, they look the other way when it comes to Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco. Now, wonder why that is? :huh:
     

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