Martin Luther Kind Died for This.
Now I love the city of New Orleans. I grew up there, spent many days and nights in the French Quarter, listened to some of the greatest music every made, and have eaten some of the best food in the country there. Why would people not want to rebuild this great city: this great city that care forgot? After Katrina I scoffed at all those people who didn't want New Orlans to be rebuilt because it was below sea level. Over two years later and after seeing the laughable, shameful, behavior of the politions and the lack of leadership in the city I pose the question: "Why rebuild if the city is going be rebuilt to the same corrupt position it has been all these years?"
Not only is it the city that care forgot, stupidity must in the water there. Where else would a crooked politician be reelected and reelected and reelected by the mere fact that he is a crooked politician.
For example, here are some of the more recent politicians that I remember:
Gov. Blanco -> worst Governor ever. Can't think. Her name describes her mind . . . blank.
Gov. Foster -> not a bad guy.
Gov. Edwin Edwards -> corrupt politician now in Jail. (I will not be surprised if, after his release from prision, that he runs again for governor and gets reelected.)
Gov. Buddy Romer -> No comment.
Mayor Ray Nagan -> The mayor of the New "chocolate city" Orleans. He really needs to learn not to say everything that pops into his head.
Most recently, Congress William (Bill) Jefferson, who likes to use his freezer in which to hid his kickback money -- $90,000 worth. Yet for some reason, the locals reelected him despite his nationally known corrupt ways.
Still local New Orleanians are likening Jefferson to the great civil rights leaders.
"When it's all over, Bill Jefferson will stand up like Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. He will stand up in the South and he will be victorious," said the Rev. Samson "Skip" Alexander.But Jefferson has done nothing to help the African American community in Louisiana.
I am completely dumbfounded, and this makes me want to cry for the great city of New Orelans.