That's a blog Carol and that was commentary submitted by bloggers such as Nicholas Graber-Grace who, in real life, is/was the Connecticut state organizer for state ACORN. He's also some sort of psychologist. There were other contributors, but he seemed to be the lead.<quoted text>
Do some research. I did. That's how you get to the truth.
Look up Teaching the Levees. You'll find an extensive timeline
*President Bush sends 10.5 billion request for emergency relief aid to Congress
*Military convoy arrives in New Orleans
*President Bush meets with Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin on Air Force One
*Blanco decides not to allow president to federalize relief efforts
(Make sure you read that last one again)
September 5 - Nagin criticizes Blancos decision not to allow federalized relief effort
*10,000 people continue to resist orders for complete evacuation
*Governor Blanco criticizes Mayor Nagin for what she considers questionable and ineffective enforcement methods
...Let's not forget Blanco knew the levees could not withstand a hurricane 5 but the state government used that funding elsewhere.
...Or the parking lot full of school buses that weren't used because Nagin didn't plan far enough ahead to use them for evacuating.
The difference is Bush publicly took part of the blame. Blanco and Nagin kept blaming each other and Bush.
Kind of a synopsis and overview of the two parties.
You're wrong babe, particularly about Nagin for he was only the Mayor of New Orleans, Katrina knocked the sht out of many other municipalities located in three different states where Nagin had zero authority.
US Corps of Engineers controls the bulk of the S Loiusiana levee systems.
US Coast Guard controls the bulk of the Mississippi Delta
Bureau of Ocean Energy__US Department of Mining and Minerals
US Department of the Interior
Are you seeing a trend here Carol???
Bush didn't need anyone's permission to order precautionary measures__and he didn't__he sat on his azz in Crawford until it was too late and the whole Delta was a clstrfk.