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Mary Landrieu: School Bus Failure Bush's Fault
newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 10:27 p.m. EDT

Posted on 09/11/2005 8:23:58 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 10:27 p.m. EDT Mary Landrieu: School Bus Failure Bush's Fault

It was the Bush administration's fault that hundreds of city school buses weren't dispatched to evacuate the hurricane-battered residents of New Orleans two weeks ago before floods swamped the city, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said Sunday.

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" why New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin failed to follow the city's evacuation plan and press the buses into service, Landrieu blamed Bush administration cuts in mass transit funding.

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane," she said. "And it's because this administration and administrations before them do not understand the difficulties that mayors . . . face." Landrieu then added: "In other words, this administration did not believe in mass transit. They won't even get people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out."

Saying she was unwilling to criticize Louisiana officials, the Louisiana Democrat insisted that Mayor Nagin's evacuation efforts had been a smashing success.

"Because the mayor evacuated the city, we had the best evacuation . . . of any evacuation I've seen. I'm 50 years old; I've never seen one any better," Landrieu told FNS.

That prompted FNS host Chris Wallace to remind: "But there were a hundred thousand people left in the city."

Landrieu once again blamed the White House, saying:

"They did [have] a hundred thousand people left in the city because this federal government won't support cities to evacuate people, whether it's from earthquakes, tornadoes, or hurricanes. And that's the truth."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blamegame; katrina; landrieu; nicetry; yeahthatstheticket
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1 posted on 09/11/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

bttt


2 posted on 09/11/2005 8:25:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: InvisibleChurch

The liberal incompetent protecting the liberal incompetent. It is never their fault, never accept responsibility -- ALWAYS blaming someone else for their gross criminal neglect and incompetence.


3 posted on 09/11/2005 8:26:32 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: InvisibleChurch

Is this woman mentally deranged or what?


4 posted on 09/11/2005 8:26:32 PM PDT by Jorge (Q)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What a mutt.


5 posted on 09/11/2005 8:26:46 PM PDT by 359Henrie
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To: InvisibleChurch
Ummm, yeah.

That explains why the Dems have no problem busing so many urban poor to polling places (sometimes, reportedly, to multiple polling places) in a SINGLE DAY.

Even Monica wouldn't swallow THIS !!!

6 posted on 09/11/2005 8:27:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I like when she danced the sidestep on why the Governor didn't send in the National Guard.
Landrieu sang a tune about how wonderful the Guard is, but never answered the question.


7 posted on 09/11/2005 8:27:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Prayers for victims of Katrina)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"In other words, this administration did not believe in mass transit. They won't even get people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out."

We can't let up just because she's a crazy woman.

8 posted on 09/11/2005 8:27:50 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Landrieu blamed Bush administration cuts in mass transit funding.

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day"

LOL !!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/11/2005 8:28:17 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: InvisibleChurch

This is why I'm wary of the national purse being ransacked to rebuild New Orleans right where is is. Imagine the "Big Dig" to the nth power.


10 posted on 09/11/2005 8:28:34 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: InvisibleChurch


Driving a bus is not rocket science.
11 posted on 09/11/2005 8:28:48 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I don't think she answered a single one of Chris' questions. She spouted off her talking points and smirked the whole time.

Vitter actually seemed embarrased.

Probably the only time I've actually laughed through a news show.


12 posted on 09/11/2005 8:29:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (When a Jihadist dies, an angel gets its wings)
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To: InvisibleChurch
View the video here.
13 posted on 09/11/2005 8:29:25 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

How do you spell MORON?


14 posted on 09/11/2005 8:29:37 PM PDT by aworldtrader
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To: grey_whiskers
That explains why the Dems have no problem busing so many urban poor to polling places (sometimes, reportedly, to multiple polling places) in a SINGLE DAY.

Don't worry. The ones who died will still be voting Demonrat in the next election.

15 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:19 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"this federal government won't support cities to evacuate people, whether it's from earthquakes, tornadoes, or hurricanes. And that's the truth."

It amazes me that someone actually voted for this twit for the US Senate. The public schools really suck.

16 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:20 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: InvisibleChurch
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477607/posts

...or directly via...

http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026

Also a good one to read -
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1478273/posts

Idiot Leftist Boob alert!

Idiot Leftist Boob alert!
17 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:23 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: grey_whiskers
Even Monica wouldn't swallow THIS !!!

Good one. Made me giggle.

18 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:39 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Landrieu blamed Bush administration cuts in mass transit funding...and Nagin apparently said on Meet the Press that he couldn't use the buses because he didn't have enough drivers - couldn't get any of those political hacks on the city payroll to get out and actually do something for the city in an emergency, apparently - Landrieu and the mayor should get together to get their stories straight......
19 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:52 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Besides, Bush hid the keys to all the busses!"

Mark (chaneling Landreiu!)


20 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:52 PM PDT by MarkL (It was a shocking cock-up. The mice were furious!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why is it that whenever survival of the fittest comes into play, the Darwin embracers always scream the loudest?


21 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:52 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: nuconvert

It's the mayors job to get people to work ? Geeez and all these years I been working, saving , buying a car , working , buying gas ..and it was the mayors job all this time ..What a dope I am huh ?


22 posted on 09/11/2005 8:30:56 PM PDT by hoboken109
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To: grey_whiskers
That explains why the Dems have no problem busing so many urban poor to polling places (sometimes, reportedly, to multiple polling places) in a SINGLE DAY.

Hey I think you have the answer to the next evacuation. Just tell the Dems all the people they bus out can vote when they get off the bus. Buses would have rolled out of the swamps and emptied that dome in minutes.

23 posted on 09/11/2005 8:31:04 PM PDT by FarmerW
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To: InvisibleChurch

This Senator is personally liable as a Senator from Louisana for failure to get federal appropriations to improve the levies. That is the purpose of a Senator to wheel and deal to get the necessary funds for her state. She is the failure. She blames Bush and it is called "projection", accucing someone else of the thing you know you are guilty of yourself.


24 posted on 09/11/2005 8:31:27 PM PDT by wilmington2
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To: InvisibleChurch
"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day,

I'm having a bit of a problem here. How exactly is their lack of a work ethic Bush's fault?
25 posted on 09/11/2005 8:31:39 PM PDT by English Nationalist
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"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day"

If that isn't a sign of an incredibly screwed up city, I don't know what is!


26 posted on 09/11/2005 8:31:44 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: EagleUSA

"...ALWAYS blaming someone else for their gross criminal neglect and incompetence."

Read all about it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1482485/posts?page=252#252


27 posted on 09/11/2005 8:32:12 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ( "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I didn't see this, but this is embarrassing for me to even read about(and i don't normally have any pity on DumRats).


28 posted on 09/11/2005 8:33:00 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: InvisibleChurch

Stay outta da Busses!


29 posted on 09/11/2005 8:33:28 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: MarkeyD

Are they still trying to put that guy in jail for proving what a simple task it was?


30 posted on 09/11/2005 8:33:55 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: InvisibleChurch

So, not only did Bush have to prepare Blanco's own state for a state of emergency and insist on mandatory evacuations...he was suppose to plan and execute the evacuation. I knew Demorats didn't believe in state's rights...I just didn't know they would take it this far.


31 posted on 09/11/2005 8:35:14 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: ncountylee
She's not crazy, the democrats just don't give a damn and they say whatever they are allowed to get away with. Note that she deftly left the realm of sane commentary as it suited her. First, what do school buses have to do with "mass transit"? Next, did anyone deny the mayor federal reimbursement if he used city funds for some overtime pay? The city would in fact have been repaid. But aren't the lives of the citizens more important than the city budget?

And tell me why a supposed lack of federal mass transit funding created disgruntled school bus drivers who would refuse to report to work to help out in a crisis.

Finally, the big one - note the Mayor NEVER ASKED a single bus driver to come in and save poor people. The Senator just knows it wasn't worth trying. But the federal govt, well they should have been parachuting commandos into the driver's seats.

32 posted on 09/11/2005 8:35:42 PM PDT by Williams
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To: English Nationalist

Well, don't you know that EVERYTHING is Bush's fault? Unless it's something good that happens. Then he's NOT responsible.


33 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:02 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Landrieu then added: "In other words, this administration did not believe in mass transit. They won't even get people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out."

Now everyone has a job? Come on, Ms. Landrieu. First everyone is poor and doesn`t have a car, and now they all have jobs? I guess everyone walked to work in N.O.....


"And it's because this administration and administrations before them do not understand the difficulties that mayors . . . face."

Administrations before ? Careful Ms . Landrieu, a certain New York senator and ex President might have a problem with that statement.


34 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:17 PM PDT by Peace will be here soon
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To: spunkets

Please, please tell me that Jabbar is not being charged with any crime. If he is, they are all insane. He saved 80 peoples and one of their damn buses (the only one the NOLA School District has left).


35 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:22 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Shiny things distract me :))
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To: InvisibleChurch

Mary Landrieu could've gotten every one of those people to the polls on election day w/o Bush's help.

The problem w/ NOLA government is that there wasn't enough time to organize graft and bribes and kickbacks to insure that things actually worked. Rest assured, if there would've been money in it, the people would've had busses.


36 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:24 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: VeniVidiVici
Probably the only time I've actually laughed through a news show.

I thought it was very good of Chris to just let her spout. She never made any sense and her blame clearly did not sell, Especially with Vitter admitting that the mayor and Governor had a lot of blame as well.

37 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:31 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: Jorge
Is this woman mentally deranged or what?

Someday, that woman's going to tell one too many lies, and then smoke will come out of her ears. Then her head will explode, revealing her to be an android.

As much as I wince when I have to watch George W. Bush's stumbles or Hillary's shrill shout or Jesse Jackson's empty bombast, nothing makes me want to put an aluminum softball bat through my TV more than Mary Landrieu's condescending kindergarten teacher tone.

38 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:42 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com)
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To: spunkets

I don't know, but there is no way he could ever be convicted.


39 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:52 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"Because the mayor evacuated the city, we had the best evacuation . . . of any evacuation I've seen. I'm 50 years old; I've never seen one any better," Landrieu told FNS.

This was the best-run catastrophic flood of New Orleans that I have ever seen, too! And I'm 52!

40 posted on 09/11/2005 8:36:55 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (It was great!)
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To: nopardons

hahahaaha. You've got to be kidding. How very pathetic.


41 posted on 09/11/2005 8:37:56 PM PDT by bboop (Facts are your friend.)
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To: All

PREDICTION:
The feds dont want pictures of the dead taken . The body count so far (thank God ) is way lower than expected. The Libs and MSM will start to say that the Bush administration is hiding the bodys and is purposing lowering the body count as a cover up for their mishandling of the hurricane. Wait and see


42 posted on 09/11/2005 8:38:53 PM PDT by hoboken109
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To: peyton randolph
Don't worry. The ones who died will still be voting Demonrat in the next election.

Probably even more reliably.

43 posted on 09/11/2005 8:39:11 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: hoboken109
Geeez and all these years I been working, saving , buying a car , working , buying gas ..and it was the mayors job all this time ..What a dope I am huh ?

You mean it was the mayor's job to get you some of that there "public assistance"...that way you wouldn't have had to work, save, buy a car...all those other self-reliant things that DaddyGov is supposed to do for you.

Man, you gotta work on your "entitlement" pose!

44 posted on 09/11/2005 8:39:20 PM PDT by blu (only insiders knew about the AK-monkey-pumpers smack-down.)
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To: anonsquared
Why is it that whenever survival of the fittest comes into play, the Darwin embracers always scream the loudest?

Nominated for "Stupidest FR Post Of The Day."

45 posted on 09/11/2005 8:39:41 PM PDT by MRMEAN (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress;but I repeat myself. Mark Twain)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane,"

Why, those lazy, shiftless, good-for-nothin'... oops, that sounds like it's headed into racist territory, doesn't it, Senator Landrieu?

She sounds like an unreconstructed Dixiecrat.


46 posted on 09/11/2005 8:39:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gag me with a cuchara


47 posted on 09/11/2005 8:40:07 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: InvisibleChurch
"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane,"

That's bogus. They can't get democrats to work at all! Who's she trying to kid?
All the mayer had to do was pretend there was an election. They'd have not only gotten the live people on the buses, but they'd have collected the long dead and every animal registered to vote, too!

The state had no preplan or aftermath plan. The democrat politicians ran like hell and hid. They screwed up, period.
This was a democrat problem, and as usual, the rest of the nation has to clean up another one of their failures. Any idiot can figure that one out. The left wing liars aren't fooling anyone.

48 posted on 09/11/2005 8:40:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Landrieu's answers were incompetent and insulting.


49 posted on 09/11/2005 8:40:44 PM PDT by Johnstone
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To: InvisibleChurch
Between Mary Landrieu and Gov. Blanco I don't know who is worse. Louisiana always had crooks running it. Now they have crooked dummies. The Mayor is wise in laying low. He's not so hot either.
50 posted on 09/11/2005 8:40:45 PM PDT by usaproud
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