I’ve said it before: a leader is someone who tells people what they need to know (good or bad), rather than what they want to hear. Nagin proves once again that he tells people what he thinks they want to hear, even if it’s not true. He’s not a leader. He is the opposite of a leader, whatever that is.
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Just makes you wonder how much could have been accomplished in New Orleans if you had someone other than Nagin at the helm.
I’d just start using the name as synonymous with the opposite of leader:
Nagin (na’ gen)noun
A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
(I stole the definition from ‘sycophant’ in case you were wondering.)