Mayor Ray (nincompoop) Nagin - what can I say!
Via WAPO: New Orleans Mayor Asks Residents to Return
"ATLANTA -- Barbara Bonseigneur looked to her hometown mayor Saturday for a reason to return to New Orleans and help rebuild the battered city and home she fled ahead of Hurricane Katrina. She didn't get one.
"There is nowhere to buy food or get gas. It's chaotic," said Bonseigneur, 50. "Bringing us back to living in poverty is not a new beginning. How can a city that's broke help New Orleans rebuild?"
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin spoke in Atlanta and pleaded with his former constituents to come home. While most in the frustrated crowd said they were eager to do so, the same question kept coming up: "Home to what?"
"I love my home. That's my roots, but I don't know if I'll be able to return," said Jerrelyn Verrett.
Though she has returned to New Orleans three times since Katrina, Verrett said respiratory problems have kept her from inspecting her home in Gentilly Woods, near Lake Ponchartrain. She said her neighborhood has flooded 10 times since she moved there 37 years ago, and she had little confidence it could or would be protected from future flooding.
Verrett was one of the calmer speakers at Saturday's two-hour meeting _ shorter than similar meetings Nagin held in Houston and Memphis in recent weeks. Many former New Orleans residents now living in the Atlanta area yelled questions at Nagin, and were angry when he did not have the answers or the authority they were looking for."
What? You were expecting him to show "leadership"? Dream on.
Actually I saw him on Headlines news and he actually said he would get buses to transport people back into the city! Priceless! Someone get me that video!
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