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September 03, 2005

Bush's Fault?

205 schoolbuses, owned and operated by the city of New Orleans (and not the federal government) sat idle as the ocean swept into the city, and still sit in three foot deep water.

Did Karl Rove order the Mayor of New Orleans not to take the rather simple step of running those buses 24/7 to evacuate the poor (who supposedly didn't have enough money to leave)?

More... And nevermind the additional 364 buses of the NO transportation system, which similarly sat in their parking lots while the levees broke.

Remind me again-- who's in charge of a city's transportation system?

Still More... Galveston, Texas had all of its available buses fueled and ready to roll should Katrina hit that city.

Why didn't New Orleans?

Let me guess: George Bush, Evil Texan Cowboy, sent secret communiques to his Texas buddies telling them to be ready for a major storm while telling the Democratic leaning and heavily black New Orleans "Hey, don't worry about it, just chill out and spark up a bowl! Get ready to parrrr-tay!"

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