Skip to comments.Ray Nagin: School Busses Not Enough, Send Greyhound!
Posted on 09/08/2005 11:21:49 AM PDT by Birdstrike
The more this guy opens his mouth, the deeper the hole...
Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin garnered a ton of publicity with a profanity-laced interview he gave to WWL radio last Thursday, where he blasted President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not coming to rescue his city in time.
However, Nagin's most newsworthy comments - where he explained why he didn't use hundreds of city school buses to evacuate his city's flood victims - went almost unnoticed. Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead.
"I need 500 buses, man," he told WWL. "One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here."
Nagin described his response: "I'm like - you've got to be kidding me. This is a natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."
While Nagin was waiting for his Greyhound fleet, Katrina's floodwaters swamped his school buses, rendering them unusable.
'You can't make it up' What else is this guy hiding that's going to come out?
Someone needs to vote Nagin's ass out off office.
Maybe it was more practical than that. His drivers had boogied out of town when he moved his feets to Baton Rouge ahead of the storm. I bet they would not let non-union drivers do it either. The plan was to use those busses but I bet noone told the drivers or put it in their contracts. Anyone with access to those sorts of labor agreements?
The other day in an interview, Nagin excused the criminals who were robbing drugs from pharmacies, because he said it was understandable that they had to feed their habits. Then he added that he was not high on drugs himself.
I wonder. I suspect this guy has probably fried his brains, and that's one reason why he is so totally out of it. Great mayor!
I don't think Mayor Nagin could close an umbrella. mUch less open one. What a bonehead.
He needs to face charges for criminal malfeasance.
"turns out that over 2000 school busses in New Orleans.."
I can't believe that figure. Sure you don't mean 200?
Vote him out of office? Hell, he's gonna be lucky they don't string him up. Or if they don't, the scrutiny that is just now beginning, is gonna make him wish he had been strung up.
Excuses are useless.
Sheesh, Nagin isn't competent to be dog catcher.
He must have thought HE was going to have to ride on the buses.
Funny thing is that even here on FR a lot of us thought Nagin was a decent, "DINO" conservative Dem back in '02. He may be on the individual issues but he's still a race-baiting, whining, incompetent fool.
What makes him think he has a right to demand and commandeer the buses belonging to Greyhound. He not only thinks the federal government has to come in and do what the city was supposed to do for itself, he thinks he has a right to demand that private citizens do for New Orleaneans.
This is actually a very useful defense (for sanity) from this useless idiot. Sure, that plays. A Cat-5 storm is baring down on you and the buses, 1 mile away, don't provide the right comfort level that the upscale Greyhounds do. Let him (and the MSM) stay with that defense.
WOW! Just wow.....
Ever notice how little we hear about the people in Mississippi? They got the worst of the storm....
The difference in leadership between La and Miss is startling! Disturbing even....
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