mikus wrote: i thought he did a remarkable job in standing up for new orleans. on a number of occasions he called out the governor and even W!!! but now, he has made a huge blunder and i think it will cost him big time.
not trying to start any kind of political argument here, but i thought he did a flat horrible job. Numberous things off the top of my head, his emergency plans call to use school buses if the city ever needs to be evacuated. Well New Orleans is already below sea level , so the guy has the buses stored at one of the lowest points in new orleans. I mean, was he expecting the rest of the city to flood and the buses be ok.
There was also an incident where train company said it could remove some people and the mayor told them to go ahead and leave the city. The train rolled off with over 200 empty seats.
The guy had to call on the government because his plans of action were just so bad. It is the governments job to step in when needed (which i agree they did there), but its also the local governments job to have a safe and effective plan and it was clear that he had nothing to prepare.