Mayor Nagin is not blunt, he's ignorant.
Mayor Nagin is not blunt, he's a politician pandering to his
local constituents, who like to blame everyone but themselves,
and him for their poor response to a hurricane and levee failures.
Things even now the locals of New Orleans govt. can't agree
on - they all want a piece of the money, the reconstruction,
the funding, the approval, the credit - and not enough is
Just saw an AP story this week where owners of many businesses
were mad, the image and idea is that NO is closed and nothing is
working or livable - fact is that most of NO is open for business
and has been since a few weeks after the hurricane hit. But,
the news and the Mayor don't tell people that.
The WTC area rebuilding has been going on for 5 years. They
had little things like bodies and chemical and waste to remove
from burning buildings. They had little things like federal investigations
and local investigations to cooperate with ad nauseum. NYC never
stopped doing business, being a livable place, or inviting people
in to see it.
Difference between Rudy and Nagin - one went to work to fix
things, the other one whined.
An attack that came w/o 2 or 3 days of specific warnings to
An attack that came and killed more people in a few seconds,
that doubled the death toll of Katrina almost.
A city where the firemen and policemen and Mayor went to the
area of destruction to help, not away from it. A city where
the citizens banded together to help one another, not loot and
rape and kill one another.
The federal response to both has been good and bad, but, largely
good. Money has been delivered - what the city, county, and
state do w/it is their business, but, they like to still blame the
feds. A response of that size in both events could never be
perfect, or please everyone, just the opposite I think.
It is the State of LA and NO itself and the various counties that
are supposed to be removing waste, and clearing roads, not the
feds - they dole out money, equipment, and experts to assist. As
California gets hit by fires, floods (most of Northern California
and the Sacramento Delta area was underwater for weeks
and months), riots, landslides storms every single year, and
it is the city, county, and state forces that handle things
first & foremost - the feds come in to help and offer money.
They don't run the rescue and evacuations here, the local
govt.'s do. Always do. But, not in New Orleans I guess, they're
Nagin just proves once more he is a pathetic politician.
But, New Orleans wanted him back - to spew out more of this
self serving, whining, backstabbing commentary. Guess he
watched Spike Lee's commentary-documentary a few times.