September 13, 2005

Nagin Bails?

Why has New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin moved his family to Dallas?:

Mr. Nagin was speaking from the Dallas area, where, he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he has bought a house for his family and enrolled his young daughter in school. He said he would remain in New Orleans while his family lives for the next six months in the Dallas area and would make visits when possible.

He didn't just move his family out of the flooded area, he moved them 520 miles and 1/3 of the largest state in the Union away.

So the $64,000 question: Why?

I don't think it will take a rocket scientist to see that Nagin might be out as Mayor once his failure to follow the written New Orleans evacuation plan is widespread knowledge among his scattered constituency. As his many failures in leadership are quite arguably to blame for many of the deaths in New Orleans, moving his family might be safety issue as well.

Of course, since the people he screwed over the most didn't even have enough transportation to make it out of New Orleans to Gretna, moving his family all the way Dallas might have been overkill.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 13, 2005 02:19 AM | TrackBack

Well, you know the old saying about rats leaving a sinking ship! I'm sure Nagin will go back to the cable TV business, just don't count on him to fix your sevice in a timely manner!

Posted by: Tom T. at September 13, 2005 09:22 AM

How can we blame Bush for this?

Posted by: The Man at September 13, 2005 10:15 AM

Having made several comments on Nagin and his lack of competence, and having let you folks know that I was born and raised in Louisiana and had a pretty good idea about what I was talking about when it came to Dem Politics in Louisiana, now I have gotta tell you, I live in Dallas County Texas now, have for quite a number of years and it just makes me ROLL to think of the possibilities here...

Dallas has:

1. A VERY liberal Mayor, Laura Miller (D)

2. And a LESBIAN, open and admitted, County Sheriff in the person of Lupe Valdez (D), the 1st female Sheriff Dallas ever had and for damn sure the 1st Latino and Lesbian..

Nagin is gonna fit in just fine with this bunch of crooks and pervs...

Posted by: TexasFred at September 13, 2005 12:29 PM

why would you buy a house if you only plan on living there for 6 months? He plans on staying.

Posted by: adamboysmom at September 13, 2005 12:49 PM