C. Ray Nagin: Katrina Boneless Chicken
100 day report? What? Too little, too late, Mr. Mayor!
I thought the BNOB process was dead. So what's this? You're celebrating something that failed? And now you're claiming that you "stated [a] commitment to protect ... citizen's rights to return and rebuild"? How? How exactly are you going to do this when you keep saying that the market should decide which neighborhoods will rebuild? That's the equivalent of Roosevelt saying after Pearl Harbor that "the market" should decide what to do about Hirohito.
Are you now taking credit for the whole ball of wax -- from one failure to the next, leading from the BNOB process, to independent neighborhood plans, to the UNOP process? Wow! You are such a visionary to have guided us through your blundering failures to finally accomplish what you wanted to achieve from the very beginning! Oh mysterious planning guru, how else might we be enlightened to your wisdom? What miracles might now unfold to save our dear city?
What's this? Now that we've waited 100 days to find out what your plans were, we have to wait for another 100 days for implementation? Shit man -- it'll be another year before you actually accomplish anything that might make a difference to hundreds of thousands of citizens still looking for hope that the city is turning the corner!
Your comment that things are better now than they were 100 days ago is about as inspiring a pronouncement as a flounder hitting a flat-bottom boat.
No, Mr. Mayor, what citizens of New Orleans should really be asking is, "Is what the mayor is doing good enough?"
This has been a long time coming! Ray Nagin -- you are now awarded the People Get Ready Katrina Boneless Chicken award for astoundingly low levels of leadership and achievement as the Mayor of New Orleans. As a leader before Hurricane Katrina, I wouldn't have given you more than a C- grade. As a leader since Hurricane Katrina, I'd give a clear F for failing to do your homework, failing to turn in your reports to citizens in a timely manner, and for taking credit for other people's work.
Good riddance! I'll be actively collecting signatures for your recall on election day later this month.
PGR -- Do you believe in the tooth fairy?
G Bitch -- One Year and 15 Days Later
VatulBlog -- A Few Words With Ray Nagin (should be titled "A Few Words From Ray Nagin")
Wet Bank Guide -- Perdido Street and Agincourt
Adrastos -- Spin City Version 2.1
Moldy City -- Kudos to the Mayor
TP Editorial -- Nagin's 100 days
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