Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wall Street Journal Slams La Politicians

The WSJ recently had an article, The Big Not-So-Easy. The article is mostly about Jindal and how "it's his race to lose" but there are a few other interesting notes: Huey P Long, Georges, Edwards, David Duke, Vitter, Jefferson, and more.

The best part of the article, and the most damning for anyone who cares about New Orleans and La:

Sadly for Louisianans the list goes on. And it grew longer after the political bumbling in the wake of Katrina and its destruction. Gov. Blanco and Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, aren't so much real people anymore as walking editorial cartoons. For lampooning purposes only, not to be taken seriously.

When I talk to people from out of state, about New Orleans, one of the first things people say about Nagin is, "Well, the people there re-elected him. They deserve what they get." That sucks but it's something a lot of people are thinking. Blanco and Nagin are worse for New Orleans than Katrina could ever hope to be.

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