Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The emergency plan that wasn't.

New Orleans' mayor Ray "Better Late Than Never" Nagin is ordering everyone out of New Orleans.
As floodwaters began to slowly recede with the first of the city's pumps returning to operation, Mayor C. Ray Nagin authorized law enforcement officers and the U.S. military late Tuesday to evacuate all holdouts for their own safety.
Lovely timing, mayor. Maybe mandatory evacuation would have made a little more sense when you received Katrina's RSVP postcard 3-4 days before she reached shore.

While the Democrat NO mayor and Louisiana governor take jabs at the Bush administration for their incompetence, even more evident when contrasted by the decisive, swift decisions by a Republican governor next door saved thousands, it seems ABC has uncovered a New Orleans hurricane evacuation plan they didn't use.

CQ has has more.

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