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Mmm . . . Chocolate!

By Wyatt Earp | May 23, 2006

(From ) NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Embattled New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who has faced sharp criticism for the city’s sluggish recovery from Hurricane Katrina nearly nine months ago, has narrowly defeated a well-heeled challenger to gain reelection.

I was kidding when I said he should be re-elected.

“This city is positioned for growth,” Nagin told a crowd of cheering supporters.

No, this city is positioned for more violence, political corruption and utter mismanagement.

“We are ready to take off.”

Yeah, next stop: racism and poverty. Congratulations, New Orleans, you deserve what you get.

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5 Responses to “Mmm . . . Chocolate!”

  1. rt Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Maybe he can borrow some money from his “friend’s” freezer for part of the rebuilding effort.

    Your chocolate bar should’ve been the kind with nuts…more fitting. :) No one said you had to have intelligence to run for office or elect someone to office…New Orleans proved it. Dimwits.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 12:53 am

    RT – And people from coast to coast are defending him. Of course, these are the same people who think perjury is not an impeachable offense.

    Michael – He only took 52% of the vote, so uniting the city will be a difficult task at best.

  3. Tim Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    I suppose it’s easy to kick a city when it’s down, even easier to kick and city and a mayor you know nothing about.

    If you did know anything about New Orleans and Ray Nagin, you would know that the current mayor is one of the most UNcorrupt politicians this state has seen in a great while. That’s part of his problem getting things done. He doesn’t play the game like other elected representatives want him to, so things are much more difficult.

    Nagin’s term of office has been so scandal free that his opponents couldn’t find a thing to complain about other than his ocassional misspoken comments. Again, Nagin is not the polished politician who only speaks from talking points handed to him by political operatives and professional spin doctors. He speaks from the heart and as you know, sometimes says too much.

    Well, I hope Bill Jefferson goes to jail for 50 years. We call him “Dollar” Bill around here because he’s in it just for the money. But he’s a smooth talker populist who has enough poor people and old ladies conned into keeping him elected. Maybe he’ll get to share a cell with his uncle, former Judge Green, who is serving time for public bibery, too.

    New Orleans IS on the mend. The election of reformer Nagin IS a positive move. I didn’t vote for him, read my blog to see why, but damn, he’s not as bad as you folks in far away places seem to know in spite of knowing nothing.



  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:29 am

    Wow Tim, I reckon you have me all figured out after reading, what, two posts?

    Here’s a few facts that you seem to have overlooked:

    1. I never kicked NOLA when it was down. I do think it is unwise to rebuild a city that may be vulnerable to another Category 5, but as you so sarcastically point out, I do not live there, so I must be ignorant to all things NOLA.

    2. I gladly kicked your mayor. If a white politician had said half the things that Nagin has said, he would have been run out of town on a rail. I also said the city is set up for more violence (FBI statistics don’t lie), political corruption (if not from your hero, than from others like Jefferson), and utter mismanagement – Nagin couldn’t mobilize school buses to evacuate your fellow citizens, but he had no trouble busing displaced residents in to vote? I live in Philadelphia, sir. Believe me, I know a lousy mayor when I see one.

    3. I hope New Orleans is on the mend. I really do, but if you think that Nagin’s re-election is a positive move, I would suggest you test your water supply.

    But what do I know? I don’t live in New Orleans, so how could I possibly offer an opinion?

  5. linda Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    I think I see smoke coming off your six-shooter, cowboy!