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Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Is there anyway to get this on video??
"Appearing on NBC's "Dateline," Nagin was asked by host Stone Phillips: "What was mobilized? I mean were national guard troops in position. Were helicopters standing by? Were buses ready to take people away?"
"No. None of that," the Big Easy mayor replied.
"Why is that?" an incredulous Phillips asked.
Nagin replied: "I dont know. That is (a) question for somebody else."
The Louisiana Democrat didn't explain just who the "somebody else" was..."
Originally posted by GTWill
The Mayor has no authority over National Guard, Military Helicopters, or School Bus Drivers. Get off of it. A mayor has to pull teeth to get a sidewalk repaired.
Originally posted by masqua
He may have had control over the buses, but did he have control over the bus drivers?
Halliburton and its subidiaries (tentacles)---turn up again, what a shock. These guys aren't even trying to hide thei cronyism and criminality, are they? Iraq reconstruction contracts steered to Halliburton, Afghanistan contracts steered to Halliburton---and in those cases they were often no-bid contracts with no competition, just given blindly! Of course the government got overcharged for jsut about everything, it turns out---so how are they dealt with? Fined? Blacklisted? CEO jailed? Nope---they get the reconstruction contracts for New Orleans, with cometitive bids overlooked for no given reason! Something smells in New Orleans, and it isn't just the water anymore.
Bottom line is he never asked. And we arent talking about getting a sidewalk fixed, we are talking about absolute imminent danger. He should go to jail. He is the failure of all failures.
This is as corrupt as the dealings in detroit are with the mayor and his cronies.
Originally posted by Dr Love
Here's the transcript:
I thought the Mayor held his own during an unrelenting barrage of tough questions by Tim Russert last Sunday. He was calm, cool and collected during the whole interview. He answered every question and came off suprisingly well IMO. Did anyone else catch this? Any other opinions?
p.s. Check out the part about Amtrak offering him their services and Nagin saying that's not true. Interesting.
[edit on 12-9-2005 by Dr Love]