Eric Seymour at the Agora reports that Democrats are holding their spring meeting in New Orleans
. In comments I make a suggestion for potential protesters:
Somebody should show up to the confab with a huge poster of the waterlogged schoolbuses that Nagin didn't put to good evacuation use. And it should be accompanied by another poster with this news quote in huge block letters:
"Do the math. With 804 buses and 60 seats per bus, the city had the assets to evacuate 48,240 people per trip. To cover 134,000 people, that's three trips. And there was no shortage of time. Nagin declared a state of emergency and a "voluntary" evacuation on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Katrina didn't make landfall until Monday, Aug. 29."
- Ralph R. Reiland, PittsburghLIVE.com, 9/19/05