Ray Nagin Inserts Foot In Mouth - Again

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    Ray Nagin is nearly as good as Howie Dean wehn it comes to making a total ass of himself.

    When asked why the rebuilding of New orleans is taking so long, Nagin takes a cheap shot at 9-11 rebuilding.

    The people of New Orleans must be very proud to have this idiot as their Mayor.


    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Attacks_Nagin_Comment.html
    Nagin takes swipe at NYC 9-11 rebuilding

    By COLLEEN LONG
    ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks during the opening of a center in Houston Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, dedicated to helping New Orleans residents displaced by last year's Hurricane Katrina return home. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
    NEW YORK -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin criticized efforts to redevelop the World Trade Center site when confronted in a television interview about delays in rebuilding his city after Hurricane Katrina.

    During the "60 minutes" interview, a correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars still on the streets of New Orleans' devastated Ninth Ward. Nagin replied, "You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later. So let's be fair," according to CBS.

    The program is scheduled to air Sunday night. Text and a video clip from the Nagin piece were posted on CBS' Web site Thursday.

    The chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the agency created to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and downtown Manhattan, said that tremendous progress has been made in lower Manhattan, with the Freedom Tower, a transportation hub and a memorial to the nearly 3,000 attack victims under construction.

    "We understand how difficult rebuilding a city after such destruction can be," chairman Kevin Rampe said in a statement.

    Nagin, known for his blunt style, is not the first to compare the two cities. New Orleans residents frequently complain that the federal government's response after Katrina has been far more sluggish than it was after the Sept. 11 attacks.
     
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    Ray Nagin is a fucking fool...............but completely represenative of Demos as a whole.
     
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    Speaks VOLUMES about the huge population of idiots of whom he's Mayor, doesn't it?
     
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    the difference is that the 3k+ people that died on 9/11 were not told for days to leave or evacuate. they were hit unexpectedly.

    Orleans residents had plenty of warning and most still chose to stay there.

    Terrorist attacks were human-utilized. hurricanes are of nature. Ground zero still has a lot of work to be done to set the frame work and iron sets for the new building-different than a store or house. It doesn't take as much much to throw together a few 2x4's and some shingles on a sinkhole that the people there have been told is continuing to sink.
     
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    Oh no. That's all a failing of the Bush administration, remember? The fact that Mayor Ray did little more than stick his thumb in his butt and point a finger at the federal government is beside the point. Just ask Kanye West. :poop:
     
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    This is the part of that article that disturbs me. Since when is it the Federal Governments "responsibility" to offer aid in the face of a natural disaster. I understand the city was destroyed, but it sits in the middle of a high risk for hurricanes zone. 9/11 was a planned attack from an outside enemy. Katrina was a weather anamoly. Comparing 9/11 to Katrina is like comparing apples to oranges. If the thugs hadn't been shooting each other over TV's and potato chips, the national guard could have gotten into N.O. faster. Were the citizens of NY shooting at rescue workers? As much as I love the French Quarter, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the "Chocolate City" melted into the Mississippi river.
     
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    Someone needs to ask ole Ray Boy why so many people have not returned to NO. Could it be because itÂ’s a shit hole run by a bunch of chocolate crooks, and they have found a better place to live, Ray?
     
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    Ray has the blueprint of the new New Orleans are mapped out
     
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    Ray tells it like he sees it. Of course he's looking out his navel 'cause his head is so far up his backside. If he weren't A. Black, B. A Democrat, the MSM would tear him a near periscope to peer out of.
     
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    The liberal media is gearing up for a week of Bush bashing.

    Also, another storm may hit the area. We will see how Nagin and Blanco handle this one.
     

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