There are 205 of these. 205 school buses that could have been used last Sunday to evacuate the poor and those without transportation out of the city. 205 buses that could have saved lives. 205 buses that could have stopped the atrocity at the Superdome. 205 buses that could have prevented the starvation, the dehydration, the stench and the death at the New Orleans Convention Center. TWO.HUNDRED.AND.FIVE.
Mayor Ray Nagin, why are you blaming and pointing fingers at the federal government? Why didn’t you save your citizens on Sunday?
Why are these buses under water?
All 205 of ’em.
MORE: Blanco refused to act.
STILL MORE: Less than a mile from the Superdome, over a hundred NORTA buses sat, idle, each with at least 60 seats available.
UPDATE I: Blanco delayed the response offer made by Bush for additional 24 hours.
Gov. Blanco on FoxNews 09.06.05 – “The mayor told me he sent busses into the streets with police escorts and sirens asking citzens to evacuate.”
UPDATE II: Jon Christian Ryter – What Nagin should have done was commandeer all of the school buses in New Orleans and place them at strategic intersections in the city’s poorest sections to provide exit transportation for those who did not possess the means to escape the city. However, the buses were not insured for that purpose.
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