Today we find that "Mayor Ray Nagin unveiled a new evacuation strategy for New Orleans on Tuesday that relies more on buses and trains and eliminates the Superdome and Convention Center as shelters."
You know, kind of like the plan they had BEFORE Katrina? The one that this corrupt, sorry clown threw out BEFORE the hurricane hit? The trains the mayors office TURNED DOWN the use of? The places the OLD plan said shouldn't be used as shelters? Etc.?
Several things here: That this clown was reelected; that the election pitted two faces of the same corroded coin; that the media seems to be letting him get by with this 'new strategy' crap; put all of it together, and I don't give a crap anymore how much of history is tied up in that damned city. If, after a disaster of this level, with the corruption and incompetence shown, they can't clean house by voting the bastards out, then to hell with the place. Not one more bleepin' dime of our tax money do I want to see wasted down there. Oh, and who's he facing in the runoff? "First, however, Nagin faces an election runoff. His challenger, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, the son of former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, got 29 percent to Nagin's 38 percent in the April election." Gee, 'Landrieu', where have I heard that name before? Oh, yeah, his sister Mary.
God help the state of Louisiana.