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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

KATRINA: Lousiana Has Most Home-grown Residents

Before you dismiss the fact proclaimed by the headline above, it has a great bearing on the evacuation of New Orleans and surrounding areas, according to The American Thinker. Nearly 80 percent of all Lousianans were born in the state, which means odds are excellent a great number of them had relatives in other parts of Louisiana or in nearby states like Texas and Arkansas with whom they could stay.

It's an interesting angle on the numbers that confronted President Bush, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagins in the two days prior to Katrina's making landfall. The American Thinker's Richard Baehr takes apart seven of the emerging myths about America's greatest natural disaster. You'll want to print this one out, email it to lots of folks and maybe even copy it to your state's congressional delegation.

It ought to be put in front of the editorial staff of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, too.