Friday, September 02, 2005

Honesty in a politician? I LIKE it.

In the immortal words of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, quoted on CNN:

"I've been out there man. I flew in these helicopters, been in the crowds talking to people crying, don't know where their relatives are. I've done it all man, and I'll tell you man, I keep hearing that it's coming. This is coming, that is coming. And my answer to that today is BS, where is the beef? Because there is no beef in this city. Get every Greyhound bus in the country and get them moving."
Nagin called for a moratorium on press conferences "until the resources are in this city."
"They're feeding the people a line of bull, and they are spinning and people are dying," he said.
"I don't know whether it's the governor's problem, or it's the president's problem, but somebody needs to get ... on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now," Nagin said.
"They thinking small, man, and this is a major, major deal," he said.
"Get off your asses and let's do something."

The tragedy in NOLA continues to dominate my thoughts, but frankly to hear a politician be so blunt was damned refreshing. Is it too early to draft a Nagin/Guiliani ticket in 2008? Our motto could be 'Bring it on, we've seen the worst'.

NP: Nickel Creek, Why Should The Fire Die?


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