For those of you who didn't catch it (like me), Greg Meffert, former City of N.O. CTO and kickback king was on the Garland Robinette show yesterday. I'm sorry I missed it, but luckily the jewel in New Orleans political blogging crown, Oyster from Your Right Hand Thief listened to the interview...here is his review:
Meffert drowns in Think Tank
Today, as I listened to Garland Robinette interview former Chief Technology Officer Greg Meffert on WWL 870am, I realized that Meffert sounds like a colossal buffoon. His attempts to defend himself from various allegations were confused, evasive, disjointed, and unprofessional. In my opinion, he was totally unconvincing.
After Robinette's hour long radio segment with Meffert, I found it very, very difficult to understand how this guy became so respected. The worst was the cringe-inducing slang Meffert used throughout the interview. It made the "brash computer whiz" seem like a doofus who was attempting to be cool. People in forty states heard Meffert bumble through an explanation as to why he and his "peeps" didn't, like, collude or self-deal on, you know, various city contracts... like, you know.
Honestly, it was embarrassing. Meffert stumbled and bumbled so badly, he made Robinette sound like George Plimpton. I'll try to find an audio file if possible. If you heard it, tell me what you thought.