Proving that Lincoln was right when he said you can fool some of the people all the time, New Orleans citizens returned Mayor Ray Nagin to office yesterday, despite his pathetic performance when Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city last year.
The Chicago Tribune writes: "As the hurricane bore down on the city last Aug. 29, Nagin failed to arrange for the evacuation of the city's poor, stranding thousands when the levees burst. After the storm hit, with thousands of victims clinging to rooftops awaiting rescue, he exaggerated the death toll by a factor of 10. When the Federal Emergency Management Agency wanted to set up temporary trailer parks in the city, first Nagin said "yes," then he said "no," then he said "maybe."
Now THERE'S a man whose hand you want on the wheel.
Oh well, we ARE talking about people who live in a swamp between a river and a lake.
One fellow Democrat who couldn't make it to the victory parties though, was Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, whose Washington offices were raided by the FBI on Saturday. He is accused of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.
The New York Times story on the raid said Jefferson had so much ill-gotten cash that he stuffed about $90,000 into his freezer, which was recovered by the FBI last August. That was probably his "storm fund," in case a hurricane ever hit.
Really? A Democrat? Taking bribes? Why, I thought only mean, old Republicans did that.
Does Harry Reid know about this? Oh that's right, he still hasn't given back the $60,000 HE got from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.
Nice. Only in New Orleans.