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September 23, 2005

Bush Cronies Blew Bus Transit in NOLA

It's been an article of faith among conservatives that the failure to use school buses to ferry refugees out of New Orleans proves that the fault for the disaster lies with local officials, not with the federal government.

Except it turns out a company tied to rightwing business lobbies had a $100 million contract for bus transport in case of federal emergencies. And they blew it, as Atrios details.

Oh yeah, and their punishment for this screwup is an expansion of their contracts with the feds by hundreds of millions of dollars.

More at this Daily Kos diary.

Posted by Nathan at September 23, 2005 10:28 AM