Ray Nagin is proud of his ‘google hits’ but, as Chris Rose points out, the increase is due to the search terms ‘Nagin Idiot.’ Obviously, those are people are searching to confirm something they already know. I liked Rose’s article, but I would have shortened the title like this: Shut Up
And Lead. Nagin isn’t a leader, or anything approaching it. Interestingly, if you google ‘Nagin leader’ you’ll find this blog post of mine as the top Google hit. I said it, and Google confirms it: Nagin is the anti-leader.
Now, what are we going to do about it?
My modest proposal (and those are code words for an outrageous
suggestion that can’t likely be implemented) is that we replace Nagin
with John Keller. Read this article about Keller
and you’ll detect galactic differences between our lame-ass mayor and
Keller. John Keller takes a hands on approach to problem solving and
tries to bridge the racial divide, whereas Nagin obviously does the
opposite. And as lagniappe, Keller is also quite a gifted poet. Check
out, for example, this catchy limerick he wrote:
"I once met a girl named Katrina
Never met a bitch that was meaner
She blew into town, knocked all my shit down
And now I’m fooling with FEMA."
Hey, I know it’s
crazy but, remember, we never thought the Saints would make it to the
playoffs. Can’t we figure out some way to replace Nagin with John
Keller? I’d prefer a can-do guy who knows how to ‘fool with FEMA’ as
opposed to a guy that’s…well, just a fool.
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Thank you for the mayor thing. I am a can do kind of guy that thinks that nothing can’t be accomplished, especially when you have a passion for whatever you task to do. I am no hero i just did what I do. I was taught that my best defense is a good offense. Thanks again, but I don’t want to be the mayor of NO because of all the idiots that run the “big dirty.” Keep up the flow of knowledge and I will continue to do what I can.
No purgegate post?
What explains the failure of the mainstream media to cover the purge scandal for so long, and so many other scandals? Do you think somebody just set up newspaper editors to cheat on their wives, and threatened to tell if the editors wouldn’t play ball when they come back some day and ask for something?
It wouldn’t be that hard to do, when you think about it. People wouldn’t talk about it.
Nagin will go down in history as a sad, pathetic figure. His name is already a synonym for “bad mayor” and the term “idiot” is often used to describe him.
On election night, the voters of New Orleans got what they wanted and now they are getting what they deserve because elections matter and none mattered more than that one. I am not just criticizing the African-American voters who did not want to lose “their” mayor but also the Couhig Republicans who could not stomach Mitch Landrieu in the office.
Hey John ….future mayor of the “Big Dirty”. Continue to do what you do and let God take care of the rest. Miss you and New Orleans very much……DAMN KATRINA.