In a soon-to-be aired 60 Minutes episode (Aug 27th) Mayor Nagin defends his administration’s progress (or lack thereof) by comparison with New York post 9/11. Any sensible leader would be keenly aware that New Orlreans depends on the kindness of outsiders, but Nagin isn’t sensible so he says the following:
"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."
Oh, that’s great, just freaking wonderful. Remember how quickly New York State offered to send troopers to our city after Katrina? How many firemen from New York came? Or does Nagin believe, like Ann Coulter, that the firefighters who came weren’t really from New York?
Okay, Mayor Nagin, you know that ‘hole in the ground’ that you refer to? On September 11, 2001 a lot of people died in the space right above it. Not suprisingly, some people in New York are not pleased with your comments. I’m pretty sure that many people in New Orleans won’t be either.
I can’t wait until your term of office is over. But until then do us all a favor and stop talking to the media. Or, better yet, just stop talking. Period.