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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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To: InvisibleChurch

Republicans are out front in demanding more money for social programs, and bailing out those that should suffer the consequences of building and living on a flood plain. This country is not long for this world as a power broker. The fat lady is not only singing, she is on her second encore. Thanks Republicans, for not even believing your own rhetoric of smaller govt, and a return to constitutional limits.


121 posted on 09/11/2005 9:21:43 PM PDT by jeremiah (People wake up, the water is getting hot)
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To: netmilsmom

"I like when she danced the sidestep on why the Governor ..."
Now you see me, now you don't LOL!!!!
Wonder if anyone still rents "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"?


122 posted on 09/11/2005 9:22:08 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

She's silly. I don't have much to add, just wanted to try my new tagline.


123 posted on 09/11/2005 9:22:11 PM PDT by daguberment (Celine Dion: 'Let them touch those things for once!!!')
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To: InvisibleChurch

I just knew it was Bush's fault that all those folks did not have a ride out of town. Now the mystery is solved and there is no need for a commission or hearings. Thanks Mary L.


124 posted on 09/11/2005 9:23:25 PM PDT by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: Williams

And the fed. gov. did not have the athority to take over the evacuation because the Gov of LA was sitting on her hands. I say the LA Gov and Mayor were acting on Democrat party orders. What other excuse is there for leaving that many people in such a fix when you don't have to.


125 posted on 09/11/2005 9:25:19 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: InvisibleChurch
She's not happy.



Wonder why she didn't punch Chris Wallace?
126 posted on 09/11/2005 9:25:43 PM PDT by kenth (north Georgia mountains - prayers for all our neighbors in the gulf coast.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Never trust anyone who ends a sentence with "and that's the truth."


127 posted on 09/11/2005 9:27:13 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: InvisibleChurch

Words just fall short. Landrieu is a lying weasel, unworthy of being elected dogcatcher by any group of sane voters.


128 posted on 09/11/2005 9:28:28 PM PDT by Tax Government (Put down the judicial insurrection. Contribute to FR.)
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To: JRochelle

HA! That's a HOOT! :-)


129 posted on 09/11/2005 9:31:33 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"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."


It is amazing with all the lies (NOT THE TRUTH)because we in Florida don't have the same problem with mass evacuation every time a hurricane comes around the corner. And about not willing to working on a sunny day is the reason that all transit buses and people movers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are parked 325 days a year!!! (Sarcasm.) with no drivers working
130 posted on 09/11/2005 9:33:45 PM PDT by danamco
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To: MRMEAN

Why?


131 posted on 09/11/2005 9:34:50 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: InvisibleChurch

I'm getting tired of elected democrats pretending that the United States doesn't have a government, that they are not a part of it, and that instead we have some monarchy with the president as king.

Landrieu is also wrong on the facts, but she should have the guts to say "WE failed to fund the cities", since she is part of the government that she says fails us.


132 posted on 09/11/2005 9:35:40 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: InvisibleChurch

"I'm 50 years old; I've never seen one any better,"

that's what living 50 years in a cacoon does


133 posted on 09/11/2005 9:35:44 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: nuconvert
"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day"



So election days in NOLA always falls on rainy days!??!
134 posted on 09/11/2005 9:36:44 PM PDT by danamco
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To: hoboken109
Who the hell are these people and how the hell do they get in office .UNREAL

Landrieu lied her way into office, and hopefully, she has just lied her way out. While campaigning in 2002, she lied to the people of Louisiana by telling them about her wonderful working relationship with the President and how she supported him. After the election, they realized she had lied again and she did not support the things she promised to. I wish everyone in Louisiana could have seen her rude performance today. She was 3-D today....dishonest, disgusting and disgraceful.

135 posted on 09/11/2005 9:36:55 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Tax Government

Landrieu is trying to cover the Democrats butts, long after everyone has seen them mooning us during the whole crisis. Please, quit embarassing yourself, Mary.

Sounds like Vitter is trying to backpedal a little himself.
It's no longer just the feds fault. He must have realized how big a mistake he made by shooting his mouth off and not speaking for his constituents.

This was a great interview. He didn't cut her any slack for spouting her political bull.


136 posted on 09/11/2005 9:36:55 PM PDT by Elyse
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To: investigateworld

I don't have to rent it...I own it!! :)


137 posted on 09/11/2005 9:38:51 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the children!)
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To: TAdams8591

Actually, she managed in a single interview to both say that the evacuation of New Orleans was a SMASHING SUCCESS, and also to say that the failure of the evacuation was Bush's fault.


138 posted on 09/11/2005 9:39:22 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: peyton randolph
Don't worry. The ones who died will still be voting Demonrat in the next election.


Yeah, and all the rescued animals as well!??!
139 posted on 09/11/2005 9:39:30 PM PDT by danamco
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To: InvisibleChurch
Incoming on her by someone calling her a liar. A woman Senator named Mary Landrieu;


"We know that someone has to be accountable. Let me be the first to take any blame that is to be assigned."

Senator Mary "still can't get my story straight" Landrieu, Hurricane Katrina Senate floor statement, Sept 8, 2005, Congressional record Page: S9771


The following is the paragraph before and after just to show it isn't taken out of context.

"We know that FEMA was unaware that 20,000 Americans were stranded at the Convention Center without food, without water, without security, without clothes, without buses, without toilets and with no way out, and I had to stand there and listen to the news media say these people were lawless. These were mothers and fathers trying to find water for their kids. I might have been a little upset under the circumstances myself."

"We know that someone has to be accountable. Let me be the first to take any blame that is to be assigned."

"I will not allow my local officials to be made into scapegoats for others. I will not allow carping from those who were not there to diminish my Governor, my Lieutenant Governor, who happens to be my brother, who spent 3 days in a rescue boat, despite the pleas of his own wife, his sister, his mother and father not to go. He went anyway, and he lifted both the living and the dead out with his own hands."
140 posted on 09/11/2005 9:39:57 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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