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.