thanks Julie! you always seem to sum things up very well!!
CPR HRCH Scott's Sweet Brandy
Kankakee River HRC
NRA Life Member
As someone that was living in New Orleans when Katrina hit, I can tell you that what folks saw on TV was a result of the Mayor of New Orleans and our then indecisive Gov.
Though the mayor called for a mandatory evacuation of the city, many ignored him. The mayor aslo had no plans for evacuating the folks that didn't own vehicles and had not preplanned a place to haul them to. Note that over 400 schools buses stood idel and were flooded instead of used to haul the poor.
Gov. Blanco also refused to let Federal help come to the rescue until it was so obvious to everyone that we need Federal help.
So, one can't blame Bush for the aftermath of Katrina.
Blame the Mayor, the Gov., the Corp Of Engineers and Mother Nature for what happened.
Their primary history has been in dealing with natural disasters hasn't it?.
I suppose W should have left Brownie in there too. I understand he did one heckuva job. That equestrian society job sure did prepare him to handle little old FEMA.
Last edited by Henry V; 07-21-2009 at 08:35 PM. Reason: its your guess
I'm sure FEMA is much better prepared today to handled a natural disaster of this type and scope.
On a side note; The Corp Of Engineers' MRGO Project is what allowed most of the water to approach the city. No telling how much it will cost to fill-in a ship channel that is 60 miles long and 200 yards wide!
Last edited by Franco; 07-22-2009 at 08:53 AM.
I went down with the Cajun Navy from Lafayette to pull people out of harms way and this is my take on the catastrophe; Blanco/Nagin were clueless and knew that those left behind were expendable read (homeless,gangstas,chronic porch sitters) they were still going to get their votes no matter what happened. If their decision was wrong both of our fearless leaders knew the national media would also come the their rescue and blame "W" and FEMA which is exactley what happened.
Been There Done That Regards
Lets cut to the chase, Franco and R Little; what kind of grade would you give FEMA for their handling of Katrina?