Friday, September 02, 2005

Quick, Somebody Send Ray Nagin to the Astrodome and Get the Idiot Out of the Way

According to a story from the Associated Press, New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has bad words for everybody involved with the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe response...except himself.
NEW ORLEANS - A day before President Bush headed to the hurricane-ravaged South, Mayor Ray Nagin lashed out at federal officials, telling a local radio station "they don't have a clue what's going on down here."
That would put them in the same boat with you, Mr. Mayor, except that you've been on the scene for years without obtaining a clue.

"They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn — excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed," Nagin said.
Well, excuse my French, Mr. Mayor, but I'm pissed at you...for being a monumentally incompetent political hack. Evidently you don't subscribe to National Geographic, because they told you exactly what to expect last October.

Nagin said he told Bush in a recent conversation that "we had an incredible crisis here and that his flying over in Air Force One does not do it justice ... I have been all around this city and that I am very frustrated because we are not able to marshal resources and we are outmanned in just about every respect."
Yeah, that's the ticket. First we have Mayor Nagin running around like a chicken with its head cut off inspecting the damage. Let's have a Presidential convoy roaming around to get in the way of the feeble efforts Nagin has managed to "marshal". That'll help. Not New Orleans, but focusing at the Federal level allows Ray Nagin to pretend that he's not a criminally incompetent jackass. We wouldn't want him to suffer self-esteem issues in the midst of a crisis.