Am I Hearing Bob Livingston Right?

That the governor of Louisiana has NOT declared Martial Law in New Orleans?
UPDATE: Well I’ll be damned. The mayor JUST DID, at 7:32 local time TONIGHT. WTF was his first CLUE he had a problem???

7:32 P.M. – N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin declares Martial law in the city and directs the city’s 1,500-person police force to do “whatever it takes” to gain back control of the city. He will also enlist the aid of troops.
7:12 P.M. – (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Ray says he’s not taking any criticism from people stranded in New Orleans personally.
Nagin says he understands the city’s residents are frustrated, hot, angry and in a state of shock.
But Nagin insists he wants everyone out of the Superdome by tomorrow (Thursday) because they have been stretched to the breaking point and he can’t stand to see them in that condition any longer.
7:11 P.M. Governor Blanco on looting: We will do what it takes to bring law and order to our area. This is not a place for that behavior. I’m furious. It’s intolerable.

Instead of bitching about the ACoE’s to everyone and their mother, maybe he ought to have been watching the freaking news. And she’s ‘furious‘? That’s the best she can do? She’s the sorriest excuse for a state executive officer I’ve ever seen outside New Jersey.
She’s furious. Oh, that’s rich.
UPDATE: They’re both seriously negligent, incredibly stupid and totally incompetent.

Managers at a nursing home were prepared to cope with the power outages and had enough food for days, but then the looting began. The home’s bus driver was forced to surrender the vehicle to carjackers.
Bands of people drove by the nursing home, shouting to residents, “Get out!” Eighty residents, most of them in wheelchairs, were being evacuated to other nursing homes in the state.
“We had enough food for 10 days,” said Peggy Hoffman, the home’s executive director. “Now we’ll have to equip our department heads with guns and teach them how to shoot.”

To allow it to deteriorate to this level before acting…damn!

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