New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin proves he's a jerk. I'd like to see anyone on the right make a statement like this and not fry for it:
"That’s alright. You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair."A "hole in the ground"? This is an elected official -- and he calls ground zero in NYC a hole in the ground? However, a remark that should be political suicide brings his constituents closer in to him:
"Should things have happened quicker? Yes. But everyone has their own style of leadership, and right now our political leader, our political father is Ray Nagin," says Oliver Thomas, New Orleans City Council president.My money is on sink. This is the guy who couldn't even enact his own plan to evacuate the city. Of course, folks in New Orleans play the race card as usual:
"So for the next four years, we’re going to sink or swim with him," Thomas tells Pitts.
"I think you are looking at basically a town that will be a playground for the rich for the next 40 years," Leonard Moore, a professor of African-American history at Louisiana State University, tells Pitts. "I look at the post-Katrina piece as a game of musical chairs….Once the music gets turned off, the white folks have a place to sit down, a place to sleep, a place for their children to go to school. We’re going back to a trailer."So...what he's saying here is that white people are preventing black people from:
- Being rich
- Sitting down
- Going to school