After a slew of debates between Landrieu and Nagin, we finally get to the heart of the matter. Chris Rose has a 60 second interview with each candidate and it’s very revealing. The last question ices it for me:
There’s another flood. You are in a rescue boat. You arrive at a rooftop to find Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. There’s only room for one in the boat. Who do you take?
Landrieu: They both get left.
Nagin: I give them the boat and get on the roof and wait for the helicopter.
The choice is even more obvious now, isn’t it? Ray Nagin thinks he’s clever because he has a way to rescue Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. How lame is that? And how lame would it be to let someone with such absurdly poor judgment run this crippled city?