2005/09/02

“They don't have a clue what's going on down here.”

Those are the words of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. “They” are the Bush administration and those federal officials in charge. FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security dropped the (insert your own epithet) ball.
“They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn — excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed,” Mr. Nagin said.

Mr. Nagin said he told Mr. Bush in a recent conversation that “we had an incredible crisis here and that his flying over in Air Force One does not do it justice ... I have been all around this city and that I am very frustrated because we are not able to marshal resources and we are outmanned in just about every respect.”

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