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After the evacuation clusterfrick in 2004 she insisted on a dry run of contraflow and got all of the kinks worked out. It ran like clockwork and almost a million people were evacuated successfully from the New Orleans area ahead of Katrina. She got a bum rap after Karl Rove got through smearing her.



People criticizing the evacuation effort of Katrina is nothing but a red herring. The evacuation actually went extremely well, given the timing and how quickly the storm developed. The state had implemented the plan in conjunction with the city (I'm not sure how much Blanco was involved, but, as I said, I don't fault anyone for how that was operated).

Problem was in the aftermath. The city government was literally trapped in the city. It's really hard to blame them a lot for that, but Nagin didn't really help things, I suppose.

However, this is where Blanco's complete ineptness really shone through.






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Godfather1
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She got a bum rap after Karl Rove got through smearing her


I know the left is big on revisionist history, but this is just utter horse shite.

I'm not a big Karl Rove guy, but he had absolutely nothing to do with Mrs. Blanco's ineptitude and total lack of leadership. Any bum rap she gets for Katrina is entirely of her own making.






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She got a bum rap after Karl Rove got through smearing her.


She got a bum rap because she went full retard during and after the storm and had no clue what the hell she was doing. They didn't call for a mandatory evac until 20 hours before landfall. Amtrak trains left the city without a single passenger.



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Kingwood Tiger
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He has done many things he never gets credit for...


"The fact remains that Bush saved millions of lives, not just the 50 million Muslims he brought freedom to, but the 30 million Africans he helped to save from AIDS.

He never got recognition for one of the most successful foreign aid initiatives ever, certainly not the Nobel Peace Prize President Obama won for doing nothing in 2009. Bush's accomplishment should be better known."

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Interception
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Blanco would give up control to the Feds, fact





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She got a bum rap because she went full retard during and after the storm and had no clue what the hell she was doing. They didn't call for a mandatory evac until 20 hours before landfall. Amtrak trains left the city without a single passenger.

There were certainly enough mistakes to go around but Blanco didn't make all of them. At least she manned up and accepted responsibility for her mistakes instead of playing the blame game. Here's an interesting read on the political maneuvering behind the scenes.

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Why? What personally has he done that makes you hate him? It can't be anything about politics





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Blanco would give up control to the Feds, fact
She kept the Red Cross out, and. . .

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On the Saturday edition of the NBC Nightly News, anchored by John Seigenthaler, correspondent Lisa Myers reported several critical mistakes made by Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco in handling the Hurricane Katrina crisis. The story even showcased a whispered conversation, recorded by CNN, between Blanco and an aide in which Blanco admitted she had been too slow in asking for federal troops. Blanco: "I really need to call for the military ... and I should have started that in the first call."

Myers also relayed that when Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation 20 hours before Katrina hit, they were ignoring the advice of experts who had warned it would take 48 hours. Additionally, Blanco was slow to get National Guard troops to restore order. A complete transcript of the story follows:
Chick fricked up, and fricked up bad. When she caught heat, she tried to blame FEMA.

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John Seigenthaler: "In the aftermath of the hurricanes, NBC News has been taking a hard look at response failures by government officials, and there are plenty to go around. We've already brought you reviews of federal and city actions. Well, tonight, NBC's senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers focuses on the performance of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco."

Lisa Myers: "It was Governor Blanco's first big disaster, and on that Saturday, less than 48 hours before Katrina hit, she reassured the state."

Governor Kathleen Blanco (D-LA): "I believe that we are really prepared. That's the one thing that I've always been able to brag about."

Myers: "Though experts had warned it would take 48 hours to evacuate New Orleans, Blanco did not order a mandatory evacuation that Saturday."

Blanco: "And we're going to pray that the impact will soften."

Myers: "She and the mayor waited until Sunday, only 20 hours before Katrina came ashore, to order a mandatory evacuation, the first of what disaster experts and Louisiana insiders say were serious mistakes by the governor."

State Senator Donald Cravins (D-LA): "It certainly appeared that there was a lot of indecisiveness exhibited by the governor in the early stages of the disaster."

Myers: "A key criticism, the governor's slowness in requesting federal troops. She told the President she needed help, but it wasn't until Wednesday that she specifically asked for 40,000 troops. That day, in a whispered conversation with her staff caught on camera, the governor appears to second-guess herself."

Blanco: "I really need to call for the military."

Unidentified female aide: "Yes, you do. Yes, you do."

Blanco: "And I should have started that in the first call."

Myers: "Another key mistake, experts say, Blanco's lateness in getting the Louisiana National Guard, which she commands, on the streets to try to establish security."

Jane Bullock, Former Clinton FEMA Official: "It would have been better if it had happened sooner."

Myers: "And remember the chaos at the Convention Center? We now know there were at least 250 Guardsmen deployed in another part of that building. But they were engineers, not police, so they were not directed to help restore order or even to share their food and water."

Colonel Doug Mouton, Louisiana National Guard: "I think we would've hurt a lot of people if we'd tried to take that on."

Myers: "The governor would not say whether she made the decision not to use these troops, and tells NBC News that her state's response to Katrina was, quote, 'very well-planned' and 'executed with great precision and effectiveness.'"

Roy Fletcher, Louisiana Political Consultant: "How could any governor argue that they have done what they can do when people were left on an interstate without food and water for a week?"

Myers: "The governor has said she takes responsibility for what went wrong, but insists her biggest mistake was believing FEMA officials who told her help was on the way. Lisa Myers, NBC News, Washington."






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Why? What personally has he done that makes you hate him? It can't be anything about politics


O RLY?






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La Place Mike
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Why? What personally has he done that makes you hate him? It can't be anything about politics
He hasn't shown me anything that would make me like him. He is a media creation.






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Cap Crunch
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No, I'm saying don't include political stuff. It's possible to have friends that you disagree with politically. I'm just saying that he seems like a good guy, just like Bush, but is hated by many because of politics





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La Place Mike
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I'm just saying that he seems like a good guy,
What has he done to make you come to this conclusion?






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ScoopAndScore
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What personally has he done that makes you hate him? It can't be anything about politics

His smug, arrogant demeanor totally sucks. He takes sole credit for anything he deems good or constructive - just listen to how many times he says "I" or "me" in his little fluff speeches. Then if something goes bad, he never owns up to it. Always blaming and defelecting. Perhaps that's politics but I think it's also his nature/personality. He seems to truly suck as a human being. So no, I would have zero desire to "hang out" with him. He's a typical academia elitist, and he's been able to use the media and hollywood to create this false image of coolness and athletic ability that just doesn't really exist.






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Cap Crunch
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Any interviews that he has done that aren't political. He seems to be a pretty funny and laid back person. He obviously has a lot of interests in sports and enjoys playing them as well. I just don't hate they guy like everyone else does





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Cap Crunch
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His smug, arrogant demeanor totally sucks. He takes sole credit for anything he deems good or constructive - just listen to how many times he says "I" or "me" in his little fluff speeches. Then if something goes bad, he never owns up to it. Always blaming and defelecting. Perhaps that's politics but I think it's also his nature/personality.

This describes all politicians. You don't get to those positions without doing those things






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Godfather1
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I'm just saying that he seems like a good guy


Really?

Because he comes across as kind of pompous and arrogant and phony to me.

Not exactly qualities I look for in somebody to have a beer with.






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La Place Mike
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Any interviews that he has done that aren't political. He seems to be a pretty funny and laid back person.
Post a link to one.






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ScoopAndScore
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This describes all politicians. You don't get to those positions without doing those things

BS. GWB never came across as smug, arrogant or condescending. Obama always comes across that way.
GWB was not a "me, me, me" kind of guy when giving his speeches. Obama is.
W was genuine. Obama is not.






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ScoopAndScore
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Cap Crunch

Sorry but maybe you're just not very good at reading people. Or maybe just pay a little more attention and then you'll see it.







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Cap Crunch
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I'm not even gonna waste my time cause all y'all are going to say is that its fake and only because of the media





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