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September 21, 2005

Houston understands federalism

Remember how the blame got shifted on President Bush, rather than Governor Blanco or Mayor Nagin, when Hurricane Katrina hit in New Orleans, Louisiana? Well, the local government near Houston, Texas certainly did not take that idea seriously. With the expected approach of Hurricane Rita, a large number of Houston buses are being used to evacuate. In New Orleans, many buses were left sitting, unused; in Houston, they are being used, and were part of the plan for years. Sounds like that local government understands their importance in the primary response to a natural emergency. We should all be so lucky.