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Mayor Nagin holds his own on 'Meet the Press'

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posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 10:45 AM
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Here's the transcript:

www.msnbc.msn.com...

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. After watching it I do believe that the Mayor knows something more about some underhanded things that went on behind the scenes, but at the same time he knows enough to keep his mouth shut.

Did anyone else catch this? Any other opinions?

Peace


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]




posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 11:00 AM
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I saw it on Sunday, I got the impression he was much more critical of the governor than the president.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 11:10 AM
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I agree dj. He said something to the effect of what ever he asked the President for directly was given expeditiously. It certainly gives Bush plausible deniability as far as blame goes. But then again it's the same plausible deniability he had on 9/11.

We'll never know who or whom is responisible. We're not meant to know.

Peace



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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Is there anyway to get this on video??

I would like to see this.

It would be interesting.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Is there anyway to get this on video??


I searched but could not find anything. Maybe the MSNBC website can direct you better where to download it from. It really was one of the better interviews I've seen on that show in a long time.

Peace



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 12:07 PM
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I will see if AceofBase I think his name is can aquire this... Usually he can get almost anything.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 12:34 PM
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Mayor Nagin should go to jail for failing his people. He is single handedly the most responsible for the death caused by this storm. He did nothing prior to the storm to protect the people who needed it the most.

From a Dateline interview:



"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..."


?????????


"I dont know. That is (a) question for somebody else."

What? Um...NO IT ISNT!!!!

How this guy hasnt been slammed by the people yet I have no idea...



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 12:35 PM
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It looks like it's here:

www.msnbc.msn.com...

You have to click the arrow to get to the third video...unfortunately it only works with Microsoft and I have a Mac so I can't check it out.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 06:48 PM
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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.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 07:21 PM
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The Mayor has no authority over the National Guard, that's the job of the Governor, but he certainly does have control over the school buses.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 07:27 PM
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He may have had control over the buses, but did he have control over the bus drivers?
These were school buses, were they not(?)...usually driven by citizens who were mostly already evacuating.

What was he to do...put out a call for all school bus drivers to head back into the teeth of Hurricane Katrina?



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 08:07 PM
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It appears the Meet The Press Video is on bittorrent. mininova.org



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 08:38 AM
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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.


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.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by masqua
He may have had control over the buses, but did he have control over the bus drivers?


That's exactly what he told Russert. Those bus drivers have the same right as anyone else to put the safety of themselves and their families first. The Mayor's dilemma was an obvious one.

Skippy, you seem to have an inordinate amount of venom towards Nagin. It seems to be a bit over the top, sorta like Spanky and his 'He-Man Woman Haters Club'.

Peace



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:42 AM
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Well we do know, we have ideas as to what the real reason behind katrina was all about.

If this storm wasn't manufactured like I don't think it was totally, it was definitely re routed as this is very plausible with today's technologies in weather modification.

We have oil/gas problems in this country, and that area is a haven for that kind of business, once rebuilding starts we're going to have to pay serious attention to what they are going to replace and build.

There is an agenda, and isn't weird that halliburton and that other company got the contracts to rebuild as the other's were turned down for no good reason?

This is as corrupt as the dealings in detroit are with the mayor and his cronies.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:08 PM
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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.
---Ryan



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:18 PM
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Something smells in New Orleans ???

I dont think its just there and I think the smell starts at a little room in the Whitehouse, a bicycle parked in the corner and a never used copy of... "English language - For Beginners."



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:38 PM
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Fair enough, I agree with your points entirely---the smell does not emanate from New Orleans, but it sure is getting stronger there thanks to the contracts steered to Halliburton already with more almost certain to follow.
---Ryan



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 08:01 PM
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Ok, I have a few response comments.



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.


Why has no one brought charges up on George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Halliburton for no-bid contracts?



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.


When there is an imminent disaster coming and the situation is too big for the resources of a city Mayor he declares an emergency to the Governor who then either deals with it themselves or if it is too big for them too they call for a state of emergency. Which she did two days/almost three before the storm hit. At that point it is on Bush to send in FEMA to coordinate evacuations, relief, and rebuilding. Bush and FEMA fell flat on their face.

Also, why ask for something you know you will never get. I don't know what the typical bus driver is in your area but in mine they are 45-65 year old women that have kids varying in age. Do you see your 45-65 year old mother running evacuations and braving a hurricane behind the wheel of a bus? I can't see mine.(She is not a bus driver but even if she was)



This is as corrupt as the dealings in detroit are with the mayor and his cronies.



I agree about Kwame Kilpatrick being corrupt. I have met the Mayor many times as I used to work in Detroit. I used to work for a print company and spent many days sitting in on meetings and him appointing his staff right after he was elected. I would spend hours with him and his assistants arranging and quoting print projects that had to be done. He was very gracious towards me and I even had dinner with him but some of the things he was calling for was unbecoming of a Mayor. I wonder if the dinner I had was counted correctly. Nothing major but worrisome and I knew that he would cause scandals. Nothing surprises me with Kwame.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Here's the transcript:

www.msnbc.msn.com...

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]


I watched the show and was not impressed at all by his answers. After reading the transcript again, it does not some off as it did on live tv. In order to do a fair comparaison you have to see his facial expressions then you can see where he danced around his answers.

As Mayor NO, what I want to know is why in the hell is he in Texas rather then were he belongs on his job in the city of NO.

Why did he give his Police and fire department officials vacations in Las Vegas? Things like that did not not happen within days of 911. Yes several weeks after 911 they got time off, but not when under fire as did NO department members. That alone smells worse then any farm yard I have ever been in.

[edit on 9/13/2005 by shots]



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