Does FEMA have problems? Yes, and we all agree that gravity causes apples to fall from trees. But is FEMA responsible for everything that goes wrong in New Orleans? It’s our responsibility to do neighborhood planning to rebuild our city; it looks like FEMA has gotten tired of waiting for us to do that and is closing its Long Term Recovery Office here. Oh, yeah, it’s FEMA’s fault that we can’t do neighborhood planning because they didn’t give us the money.
Come on, give me a break! When are we going to start taking responsibility for helping ourselves? We can’t do neighborhood planning unless we get money from Daddy Washington? Please. Nagin is a nice guy, but he’s not doing nearly enough to push the process, and he almost certainly lacks the ability to coordinate with other governmental entities. Nagin seems best suited for a role in a take-off on Samuel Beckett’s famous play, but in Nagin’s version the play is called "Waiting for the Dough."