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(Nola.com) NewsFlash Ray Nagin about to lock up another term   (nola.com) divider line 10
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2013-01-18 01:20:57 PM  
I don't know much about NO politics, but did people see this coming? I always thought he was a well-liked, productive mayor.
 
2013-01-18 01:25:47 PM  
Nagin, you are the bane of New Orleans' existence. You have routinely embarrassed us. You ran on an reformer platform but as is almost always the case, you were just another asshole.

 I went through Katrina, too. I was here. So don't hand me any sh*t about how much stress you were under.
 
2013-01-18 01:32:46 PM  

Supes: I don't know much about NO politics, but did people see this coming? I always thought he was a well-liked, productive mayor.


After his first election, Nagin made a few high-profile but mostly meaningless raids on, among other things, the cab drivers. He paraded them in handcuffs and everything. But he was only posturing.

 New Orleans is a town where "reform" strikes a chord with many people. Some believed in him; others were cautiously optimistic.

 Now you know how the story is likely to end.
 
2013-01-18 01:38:19 PM  

dickfreckle: After his first election, Nagin made a few high-profile but mostly meaningless raids on, among other things, the cab drivers. He paraded them in handcuffs and everything. But he was only posturing.

 New Orleans is a town where "reform" strikes a chord with many people. Some believed in him; others were cautiously optimistic.

 Now you know how the story is likely to end.


Nagin was doing the right things until after the storm.  Sounds like he farked up on this one.  Fancy that the bribes came from people working for Arthur Blank......

But regardless of whether or not he's guilty, his party was out to get him after he pointed out the State of Louisiana's failures during and just after the storm.
 
2013-01-18 01:56:32 PM  
Corrupt New Orleans politician?

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2013-01-18 01:56:50 PM  

hurdboy: Nagin was doing the right things until after the storm


No, he was pretty off the rails even before that.  That he managed to get re-elected was a statement of New Orleanians' penchant for giving the undeserving rats who serve in public office one too many second chances.

I say this as a New Orleanian who made this mistake of voting to re-elect him.  The Earhart Home Depot was blatant corruption that turned the worm for me.  Ever since I have been waiting for this day.
 
2013-01-18 02:00:32 PM  

phlegmmo: Corrupt New Orleans politician?

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It actually was pretty surprising.  He was a highly successful former VP for the local cable company.  since he came from the business community instead of the corrupt New Orleans political  world, a lot of people voted for him because they figured he wouldn't come into office with the taint of owing favors to the usual scumbags it takes to get elected in this town.
 
2013-01-18 02:08:06 PM  

gilgigamesh: No, he was pretty off the rails even before that.  That he managed to get re-elected was a statement of New Orleanians' penchant for giving the undeserving rats who serve in public office one too many second chances.


It's been farked-up for a long time;  there's a reason my family left.  :-)

gilgigamesh: The Earhart Home Depot was blatant corruption that turned the worm for me.  Ever since I have been waiting for this day.


I do wonder whether Arthur Blank had anything to do with it.....  Regardless, he was going to get flayed for not towing the party line, supporting the incompetent Kathleen Blanco.  Still, sounds like he really slipped on this one.

The cabs were still a problem last time I was there;  why did it cost me ten bucks more to get to my hotel than it did to get back to the train station?

//I still remember Marc Morial's NOPD Recruitment ads on WWL trying to find non-corrupt police officers.
 
2013-01-18 02:14:16 PM  
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: Every Louisiana politician should be forced to serve a mandatory jail sentence as soon as they get out of office.
 
2013-01-18 02:43:18 PM  

gilgigamesh: phlegmmo: Corrupt New Orleans politician?

[trueslant.com image 313x400]

It actually was pretty surprising.  He was a highly successful former VP for the local cable company.  since he came from the business community instead of the corrupt New Orleans political  world, a lot of people voted for him because they figured he wouldn't come into office with the taint of owing favors to the usual scumbags it takes to get elected in this town.


And yet, look what happened...
 
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