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Day 908: “There Are Mental Cases In This Community”

Mayor C. Ray Nagin is one of them*. Here he goes again.

“I am coming back to this station and me and your news director are going to be outside in the parking lot having a good one on one.”

“… your newscasts, the local newspapers are feeding these awful ugly talk shows that are feeding these blogs … the comments** … it’s the most vile, angry people I’ve ever seen. If somebody approached me, I’m just gonna cold cock them. You’re going to see a side of Ray Nagin you’ve never seen.”

The mayor has stated on television his intent of taking it outside with a member of the press and hitting someone if approached. Who should feel threatened now?

Update 1: Haney thinks Nagin wants a good one on one with the Zombie. I don’t know about that, but just in case, my money’s on the Zomb.

Update 2: Jeff Crouere says, “If Nagin does not like scrutiny, he can always do everyone a favor and resign. By resorting to threats of violence, Nagin is once again embarrassing himself and the City of New Orleans.”


*It’s always all about him, the person of Ray Nagin. What about the actual mental health problem in this community? When Nagin addresses concerns like that, he will become a real mayor.  One we can take seriously.

** He means the nola.com.racist.trolls and not you, my angry but in no way vile chickadees.

6 comments… add one
  • liprap February 21, 2008, 12:53 PM

    I can’t tell you how uncomfortable I felt seeing the WWL anchors suddenly trying to become shrinks and backpedalers, consolers and CYA-ers, all at the same time. The Walking Id’s ranting was just sad and pitiful. So were the anchors’ efforts to try to make this guy comfortable and ease his ire.

    Ugh. I need a shower.

  • jeffrey February 21, 2008, 2:01 PM

    After threatening to cold cock people and take them into the parking lot or whatever, Nagin then says he wants the FBI to investigate threats. At least they’ll know where to start.

  • Dave February 21, 2008, 2:04 PM

    Hey, look on the bright side. He isn’t Kwame Kilpatrick, a true mayoral embarrassment.

  • Maitri February 21, 2008, 2:10 PM

    Dave, is the take in Detroit that the city needs someone to display leadership at a critical economic time and here’s the mayor with all of his affairs and scandals? Or is it just that the scandals offend a collective sense of propriety? If the latter, I’ll take scandalous over a man who does nothing but disgrace and mock us with his empty promises and self-centered outbursts and has only hampered our much-needed recovery.

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