With the passing of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the Katrina Relief story gets to stop at a rest stop. This is really big news because now GWB gets to name two Court Justices within a year's time. The battle for John Roberts will be very interesting with another appointment around the corner and possibly a third before the end of Bush's term. I am sure John Roberts will get through, no problem. This next one, I am sure, will be considered an "extreme circumstance" to Democrats. It will be extreme because they are loosing more grip of the government. I wonder what psycho-babble will come flying out from the left.
I have to say, President Bush has a huge plate. The war in Iraq, the war on terror, the confirmation of John Roberts, selecting another Justice, Sheehan (but I think Bush is done with her), and finally Katrina.
New Orleans is definitly going to take some time, a long time. New Orleans will be up and running efficiently by the time Bush it out of office. He will go down in history known for many things. Just take a look at the small list above.
Unfortunately, Mayor "I don't give a fuck" and Govornor "Oh, was I supposed to do something?" did very little for the people of the New Orleans area. It takes a person that will go the extra mile. GWB has started the clean up of someone else's mess. Actually looking back on past Natural Disasters, he about right on time for federal response.
I have read a lot on the internet the past couple of days. I know hind sight is 20/20, but there was so much that they could have done.
When they tell you that is a Manditory Evacuation, that means...
You have about one hour to get as many belongings that you can fit in one duffle bag (one bag per person). A bus is sent to each block to fill up with CIVILIANS (you know, the people that the mayor and govornor are sworn to protect?).
There are many cities that would be able to shelter all of these people. If you have common sense, I don't need to list all of the types of buildings that could be used as a sleep over (that is what the Superdome was intended to be). This way they are not in the crosshairs.
There was plenty of time to evacuate the entire city. There would have not been one death, unless it was natural causes. How can that mayor sleep at night, knowing he had all the resources to save so many lives?