Saturday, May 20, 2006

Nagin Wins Re-Election as Big Easy Mayor

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin, whose shoot-from-the-hip style was both praised and scorned after Hurricane Katrina, narrowly won re-election over Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu on Saturday in the race to oversee one of the biggest rebuilding projects in U.S. history.

"We are ready to take off. We have citizens around the country who want to come back to the city of New Orleans, and we're going to get them all back," Nagin said in a joyful victory speech that took on the tone of Sunday sermon.
"It's time for us to stop the bickering," he said. "It's time for us to stop measuring things in black and white and yellow and Asian. It's time for us to be one New Orleans."
Nagin won with 52.3 percent, or 59,460 votes, to Landrieu's 47.7 percent, or 54,131 votes. While the vote was split largely along racial lines, Nagin was able to get enough of a crossover in predominantly white districts to make the difference. He also won a slim majority of absentee and fax votes cast by evacuees scattered across the country.

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So Nagin won the election, hmm I didn't think the people of New Orleans were that stupid, guess I was wrong. This is the same guy who didn't do anything during Katrina and handed off his responsiblity and put all blame on the President and FEMA. He had more than enough time to save his people. Than he had the gall to say that New Orleans should become "chocolate city", he has done nothing to help his own people and made them to feel even more victimized, way to go liberals.


fmragtops said...

This is the paradox that a lot of people miss when talking about the New Orleans Mayoral Race: The alternative was no better. He was the sitting Lt. Governor, and he was right up there blaming everybody else but himself. Not mention he's Senator Mary Landrieu's brother.

The people of New Orleans were screwed either way. It's their own fault. They could have done something to change the runoff, but when you have "Civil Rights Organizations" busing people back to the state so they can vote, all you have is an incumbent protection plan.

Gotta love Louisiana politics.

TexasFred said...

New Orleans is THAT stupid, and the rest of the state isn't too far behind... Corruption is ALL they have, all they EVER did have and all they ever WILL have... I left Louisiana 23 years ago, and NEVER looked back... I was 29 when I left La., my folks were from there and I bounced in and out of it all my life and I knew that there was no way in hell I could live there, took an 'out of town' assignment and NEVER went back except for brief visits...

jarhead john said...

Those idiots deserve what they get from here on out. Maybe, if Nagin works at it, NOPD can get back to number one (as the most corrupt police force in the nation).

Bushwack said...

I feel sorry for the folks in N.O but as they say you reap what you sew.

Pamela Reece said...

No wonder they are having so much trouble getting pre-Katrina to return. I would rather live in a trailer park on a prison grounds. At least the Warden wouldn't let shit happen and things would get done!