If Hurricane Katrina was one big lesson in government bungling, Gustav has been an open-book test of whether the politicians learned anything from the disaster.

And so far, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Mayor Ray Nagin are getting high marks.

In the days leading up to Gustav, Jindal and Nagin persuaded a sometimes complacent populace to get out well ahead of the storm. They didn't mince words; they didn't hedge bets. In the end, they were credited with overseeing the exodus of 2 million people in one of the biggest and smoothest evacuations in U.S. history.

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Do you think it's fair to praise New Orleans' officials for evacuating the city smoothly, when Gustav was a totally different situation than Katrina?
If Hurricane Katrina was one big lesson in government bungling, Gustav has been an open-book test of whether the politicians learned anything from the disaster.

And so far, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Mayor Ray Nagin are getting high marks.

In the days leading up to Gustav, Jindal and Nagin persuaded a sometimes complacent populace to get out well ahead of the storm. They didn't mince words; they didn't hedge bets. In the end, they were credited with overseeing the exodus of 2 million people in one of the biggest and smoothest evacuations in U.S. history.

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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/08 - 3:24:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
i dont know
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/08 - 4:00:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
What I think is stupid is that people are still fawning over New Orleans when they didn't even have that much damage. Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas are a complete MESS, and I know there are places that got it even worse. Some people are still out of power and will be for WEEKS... On the other hand, New Orleans residents are already being allowed back in. And the Saints are going to be playing in the Superdome this weekend! I think that says something.

Anyway, where did all the evacuees go? Many came to Baton Rouge. Which was hit worse. Anyone looking at the projected path could see that was going to happen. I still think there was poor planning involved.



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