Tuesday, March 28, 2006

They're selling the Mayor Ray Nagin Memorial Motor Pool on eBay!

Mayor Ray Nagin Memorial Motor Pool

New Orleans to Sell Flooded Buses on EBay:
Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay.

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.

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."
Does anyone in New Orleans government have even a whiff of a clue?