Louisiana politics


Mary Landrieu, the Democratic senator from Louisiana, appeared on Fox News Sunday and made a total but incoherent defense of the response of Louisiana politicians to Hurricane Katrine. For many links, see thepoliticalteen.net, via www.instapundit.com. Here is Landrieu responding to a question asking why the city of New Orleans did not follow its emergency plan and deploy its 250-plus school buses to evacuate people with no other way to get out of the city.

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane . . . And it's because this administration and administrations before them do not understand the difficulties that mayors . . . face . . . In other words, this administration did not believe in mass transit. They won't even get people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out . . . "

Utterly pathetic. Here's an entry from Powerline, referencing Captain's Quarters, on New Orleans's unused and stranded school buses, with a picture–and an account of how this story has evidently eluded the New York Times.