Nagin / Blanco – Media Fight

Blanco doesn’t agree with Nagin and has not yet “signed off” on his decision to force residents from New Orleans.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco seemed at odds with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday, hours after the mayor ordered the mandatory evacuation of the crippled Crescent City by force if necessary.

Nagin late Tuesday authorized law enforcement officers to force the evacuation of the estimated 10,000 residents who refuse to heed orders to leave.

But in a Wednesday interview with FOX News, Gov. Blanco said she had not signed off on the decision.

“The mayor certainly has ordered that but the governor, and that would be me, would have to enforce it or implement it. We are trying to determine whether there is an absolute justification for that,” she told FOX News.

“I think the most important thing driving that decision would be the possibility of disease. If indeed the disease problem is evident, is inevitable, we’ll have to move to the next stage,” she said.

Meanwhile, every other news report I see talks about how dangerous the standing water is in New Orleans. According to the CDC, 5 people have died from bacteria infections caused by the dirty, disease ridden H2O.

So, what’s it gonna take for you to “sign off” Governor? More deaths?

MORE: Mudville Gazette has more on the Nagin/Blanco relationship strain.

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