Monday, January 12, 2009

"Don't tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs"

Posted By on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 3:20 PM

The 43rd president held his farewell presser this morning, which turned into a review of his greatest hits, but this bit caught my eye:

President George W. Bush is defending the government's record in responding to Hurricane Katrina, even while admitting once more that some things could have been differently.

At his last formal news conference, Bush at one point said: "Don't tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs" not long after the hurricane passed over the Gulf Coast.

30,000 people pulled off roofs? 30,000? I've seen that figure quoted as the number of people inside the Superdome, but where did he get 30,000 as the number of people rescued by the Coast Guard?

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