Newsmax reports that Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, was more concerned about the type of transportation out of New Orleans than the lives of the people
he could have saved:
Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead.
“I need 500 buses, man,” he told WWL. “One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here.”
Nagin described his response:
“I’m like – you’ve got to be kidding me. This is a natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their [butts] moving to New Orleans.”
While Nagin was waiting for his Greyhound fleet, Katrina’s floodwaters swamped his school buses, rendering them unusable.
I’m sure you’ve seen the photos of the many school buses that were swamped with water. If this is truly why they weren’t used, this man’s term as mayor should be over– and he might deserve some prison time!