Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Just Wondering, P.II...

I have heard a lot of screaming and finger-pointing at the Federal Government by Mayor Nagin of New Orleans and by Governor Blanco of Louisiana.  How about the mayors of Biloxi and Gulfport?  The Governors of Alabama and Mississippi?  How do they feel about the adequacy of support they received from the National Guard and the Federal Government?

If I recall correctly, the delta area of Mississippi is one of the poorest—if not the poorest—in the nation.  How did those folks survive?  Did they also loot, riot, and shoot at those trying to rescue them?  Were they evacuated in a timely manner?  What did these local and state governments do differently than in Louisiana?  What can we learn from them?