Wednesday, March 29, 2006

New Orleans to Sell Flooded Buses on EBay

AP reported Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay.
They certainly need to get rid of them. And also the mayor that did not use them to evacuate people.
Some submerged to their roofs in the black flood waters, the yellow school buses were widely photographed in the days after Hurricane Katrina and have become an icon of the city's devastated school system.
No they are an icon for the mayor's incompetence.
School officials acknowledge the sale of the buses on the Internet auction site may puzzle some people used to more traditional school fundraisers like bake sales.

"There's no shame in it. Not one bit," said school board president Phyllis Landrieu. "This is a new mechanism for selling things. I think it's very upbeat what we're doing."
Selling them on eBay is not where the shame lies. It is the fact that New Orleans had all of those buses that could have been used to evacuate people, and the buses were left to be flooded, and the residents that could have been evacuated, were abandoned.

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