"I'm 50 years old. For me, things have kind of set in," Nagin said Tuesday. "I'm learning every day. I get smarter. But I believe in truth and I believe in answering the question very directly. Some people may not like the words, but if they step back and really study the context of what I'm saying, I think they'll understand.
He believes in the truth...that's rich.
“Very little money has actually hit the local level yet. Local people are being left out and it’s just not right. It’s not American. We deserve much better than this and pretty soon, we’re going to put everyone on notice. Once we finish grieving, we will hold everyone accountable who’s holding up our money. I don’t want to hear any more about flood elevation maps! I don’t want to hear about ‘we don’t have a plan’!”
Unbelievable....I don't even know how to respond to this one. He doesn't want to hear it? It's your fucking job, dipshit. He doesn't have a plan...he doesn't have anything tangible. He was the CEO of a multi-million dollar business...he is supposedly a business man...show me any VC firm or investor that would turn over a dime to any venture that didn't have a business plan. We're talking billions here...and he has produced nothing to explain how these billions will be spent.
He's going to put everyone on notice....WTF does that mean? Who is everyone? He has some imaginary enemy in his mind that's hindering this recovery. Well here's the truth since you believe in it Ray....you're the one hindering this recovery, bro...you're the enemy.
He went on to say, “We’ve been planning for 11 months now!”
And what has he produced? A whole bunch of nothing. Once again this man is pathologically incapable of accepting responsibilty for anything.
How long must this go on? I mean seriously...short of another hurricane walloping us, this was our last big moment in the media spotlight to plead our case. While Spike Lee's film was amazing and educated a lot of Americans to our reality, Nagin had the opportunity to plead our case to the country on the heels of this film and the media attention we had yesterday.
How about, "We are hurting, America, and we desperately need your help." Instead we got, "We're going to hold everyone accountable...we're going to put everyone on notice."
We're so screwed....we're just screwed.