Remember that racist do nothing Mayor Nagin of New Orleans, the guy that sat on his ass and ignored the “suggestions” of Bush to get his people out of the city the day before the hurricane struck? he is going to the big house;
Former New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin — who became the face of a desperate, drowning city during Hurricane Katrina — was convicted Wednesday on charges of accepting bribes from city contractors while in office.
Nagin, a Democrat, was found guilty by a federal jury on 20 of 21 criminal counts, including bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud. He was acquitted on one count of bribery.
Prosecutors said that Nagin accepted illegal gifts from contractors, beginning before Katrina hit and continuing afterward. Among the gifts: money, free vacation travel and truckloads of granite for Stone Age LLC, a business Nagin and his sons owned
When reflecting back on those awful days, one of the images that is forever seared in my brain is this;
Buses that could have evacuated thousands of residents, but sat idly by, unused and ultimately ruined.
Nagin was relentless in his vociferous condemnation of Bush and how he (Bush) ignored his people, leaving them to their fate.
Nagin is also notorious for his rather colorful speeches;
I know it is an overly used cliche linking Democrat run municipalities to corruption/neglect/incompetence but Holy Smokes does it pan out more often than not. Since unions and Democrats go together like PB & J (not sure who is in who’s back pocket, they alternate) the combination produces a virtual laboratory of duplicity and deceit. The Tax payers are the ultimate losers, but the poor get screwed as well, the only winners being the corrupt politicians and the businesses that feed the graft.
I would like to see more of these folks incarcerated, like one AG, several IRS employees, and many on capital hill.