Skip to comments.Mayor Nagin ‘Disgusted’ by 2nd Katrina Video
Posted on 03/02/2006 2:37:08 PM PST by NYTexan
Just hours after the Associated Press (AP) shocked New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin yesterday by showing him video of a FEMA briefing during Hurricane Katrina in which government officials speculate about the impact of the expected Category 5 storm, the AP has shown the mayor a second alarming and disgusting video.
The first video shows President George Bush, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and then-FEMA Director Michael Brown, among others, dealing with how to respond to the developing disaster, and what to make of inconsistent reports from New Orleans about the condition of the Lake Pontchatrain levees.
The second video, shot by a parking lot security camera several days earlier, shows row upon row of yellow school buses, sitting idle on a day when thousands of local residents remained in the path of the storm.
Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit, said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans. It makes me ill to think that the federal government failed to intervene to save these people. George Bush had plenty of time, and he did nothing.
Mr. Nagin, who is the Mayor of New Orleans, noted that local residents did just what we have trained them to do in a disaster. They watched the hurricane coverage on CNN and waited for a federal official to knock on the door and rescue them.
They followed their training, said Mr. Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans, but the knock never came. They were helpless, utterly helpless.
In May 2002, Ray Nagin was elected Mayor of New Orleans, a city which sits below sea level, between the Gulf of Mexico and a large lake.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan today said, One can always argue after the fact about whether President Bush should have intervened more forcefully to protect New Orleans from this grave threat, but Ray Nagin is the lawfully elected mayor, and whether he remains in office is up to the people of New Orleans, not to the president.
Pinging the usual suspects!
(anyone wanting on or off the satire ping list, let me know!)
Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit, said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans."
Tell me what to do. Save me. Pathetic.
It sounded so plausible I had to double check to see if it was scrappleface.
dagnabbit you got me!
when talking about radical racial folks nothing is too far fetched. Not fighting fair!
Satire. It's funny....
Thanks. I belived it before I didn't belive it. Or something like that
Now we need a photo of the teenager who took it upon himself to take a bus and get some people out of the city.
Scrappleface is good. About half the time I read one of their articles I start to get pissed then realize I've been had yet once again!
I thought Nagin had attained the pinnacle of nitwithood with his previous statements, but I see I was mistaken. Even assuming Bush knew about the buses, wouldn't he be right to assume that YOU, Ray Nagin, as the highest ranking official of the City of New Orleans would have already acted to mobilize them? I certainly would have operated on that basis.
Anyone voting to reelect this imbecile is participating in a suicide pact.
BTW, what ever happened to the reports about cops getting relief in Vegas because they were exhausted?
Did they teach Civics when that nutcase went to school? The mayor of the city, a county commissionor, or even the governor of the state had all the required authority to do this. The President really didn't at the time. The Federal government does not control city, county, or state assets.
From whence cometh these loonies?
Whoops, Scrappleface. It's a testament to Nagin that it sounds exactly like something he would say.
Me too. I got pretty far along before I started to suspect that this might be satire.
You enourmous fart, you! ;-D
i honestly dont think this guy can change his underwear without someone inspecting it and telling him too...
if the white house has to ORDER buses, why are the good people of NO paying for his sorry ass ...i mean what does he do..
sit watching a phone wondering when the white house will call to tell him he can leave his desk...what a complete big girls blouse...
I almost had a heart attack. I was halfway through to coming unglued before I realized it was scrappleface.
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