Mayor Ray Nagin fled New Orleans and sat in a fancy Dallas hotel bar while he watched the levy breach caused by Katrina devastate New Orleans, he did nothing to get the people of what he likes to call his "chocolate city" prepared to evacuate. He let hundreds of buses that could have been used evacuate people sit idle. In July of 2005, New Orleans Mayor Nagin prepared DVDs warning that, if the city ever had to be evacuated, residents were on their own. A couple days before Katrina hit New Orleans, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida called Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. The first time he called her, her aids said she was taking a nap and couldn't be disturbed, but they would ask her to call back. After not receiving a call back Jeb called back again and got ahold of her. He told her that he help her evacuate the New Orleans hospitals. She told him that she would think about it and get back to him. She never called back.
President Bush began to communicate the extreme emergency to the Governor and the Mayor days before the storm hit. President Bush asked the City Mayor to declare a mandatory evacuation but the Mayor refused. President Bush urged the Governor to sign the papers needed so that he could order the Federal personnel into position to help. He even made out the paperwork for the Governor, but the Governor refused to sign it, making it illegal for President Bush to help those poor people in New Orleans. The Governor apparently saw it as a kind of political power struggle.
DEMOCRAT senator William J. Jefferson was rescuing $90K of cash he had collected from bribes hidden in his freezer. He tied up military personnel and equiptment for hours that while he rescued his cash, this is equipment that could have been used to help the Katrina victims during a time is was urgently needed.
Jefferson, was convicted on Aug. 5, 2009 of using his office to try to enrich himself and relatives through a web of bribes and payoffs.
And people wonder why democrats are perceived as liars and thieves
GWB, using his powers could have forced to take action, or else get less in Federal Money. 11
Just like on 9/11 when he sat, and read the book to he children. This time he posed a photo out AF1 looking down on New Orleans
His next major photo opt was in the rubble of the Twin Towers with the mayor Then best of all on the flight deck with flight jacket, and Mission Accomplished. I would take Clints preformance over all of these.