BUSH UNBLAMED

The tide continues to turn against Ragin’ Ray Nagin:

A banner behind New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin during a town hall meeting at True Light Baptist Church offered soothing words from the Bible’s book of Galatians: “Walk in the Spirit.”

Yet as Nagin faced hundreds of frustrated, displaced people from the most devastated parts of New Orleans on Monday night, the spirit he had to walk through was anger from people who blame him for their shattered lives. “Don’t shoot the messenger,” Nagin pleaded during the two-hour session. “I’m just telling you what the people in Washington are telling me.”

So now he’s listening to Washington?

Posted by Tim B. on 11/13/2005 at 12:06 PM
    1. Of course he wants an election, and pronto!  Think of all those federal billions to be stolen for personal use used for rebuilding in the pipeline.

      Just forge a couple thousand absentee ballots and you’re in!

      Posted by Patricia on 11/13 at 12:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. How about “Wade Upon the Waters”?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 11/13 at 12:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m still wondering….is this what the people of New Orleans elected him to do?

      In Southpark it’s “Blame Canada”.

      In Nagin Orleans it’s “Blame Washinton”!

      Posted by rinardman on 11/13 at 12:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mayor Nagin: “But at some point, we have to stop being angry and start rebuilding this city.”Translation: “when you start being angry at me” or, in the Presidential words of Bill Clinton, “Hey, why’s he yelling at me? I didn’t kill the kid!”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 11/13 at 12:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Don’t shoot the messenger”. What about when the messenger IS the message, how about then? Takes a lotta gall for the only fellow with dry socks after the hurricane – and the one most directly responsible for seeing to the evacuation – to be pointing fingers elsewhere.

      Posted by paco on 11/13 at 01:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nagin and that worthless Blanco need to go.  The people of Louisiana are probably stuck with Blanco until the next regular election, but the people of New Orleans can issue a recall of the mayor at any time.  It just depends on if there’s anyone in that rotten system that they can trust to put in his place.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 11/13 at 04:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nagin and Blanco are living proof that people with a victim mindset should not be allowed to become leaders. Whenever anything goes wrong their first instinct is to say “I didn’t do it!”

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 11/13 at 04:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Andrea, Nagin has none of the brains or charm of Bart Simpson’s “I didn’t do it!”, but all of the deviousness and rat cunning.
      The trouble is, he’s real…

      Posted by Barrie on 11/13 at 07:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nagin is so incompetent that he could not even come up with a plausible lie when it was discovered that 700 police officers being paid for by Federal funds did not exist.  How the Democratic Party has fallen!  The grand old men of the party, like Boss Tweed, James Curley, Richard Daley, and Lyndon Johnson would never have been caught so short when their defalcations were uncovered.

      Nagin will win any election so long as the Dems still have that list of dead voters.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 11/13 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. It was only a matter of time. It’s only the white Left and black opportunists, like Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, that can exploit the notion that Bush is to blame, but the actual victims know better. Nagin’s day is coming, and I, for one, can’t wait!

      Posted by Brian on 11/13 at 07:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. At one time the fact that New Orleans was called the Big Easy seemed part of its casually corrupt southern charm. But when the chips were down, the notion of the Big Easy suddenly didn’t look so charming. What did people expect? You have a corrupt state where everyone is purportedly on the take, and you expect the “elected” officials to actually be prepared to do what officials in their position are supposed to do? Reality is so tarsum, isn’t it li’l dawlin’?

      Posted by ekw on 11/13 at 08:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. You mean Nagin was speaking at a government meeting in a church, with a Bible verse behind him, and no one complained that he was a religious zealot trying to start a theocracy?  My, my…

      Posted by Assistant Village Idiot on 11/13 at 09:28 PM • permalink

 

  1. Darn it, someone pointed out that “Ray Nagin” can be pronounced “Rain Again,” but I can’t remember who. You have to give credit to that writer.

    Anyway, if the Dems in Louisiana have any sense—and it’s pretty clear they don’t—they’ll quietly suggest to Ray that he find a new line of work.

    Louisiana is a prime example of O’Rourke’s Theory of Post-Colonialism: Colonies that were treated like garbage stay garbage. (No offense to Australia!)

    Posted by Monroe Doctrine on 11/14 at 10:14 AM • permalink