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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

RITA NOT SO LOVELY. (ALSO, NOT A METER-MAID)
Alright Mayor Ray Nagin, you're turn to be in the crosshairs. What is wrong with you? Your decision to bring 180,000 residents back into New Orleans before all the toxic gumbo had even been pumped out was asinine. At least you came to your senses yesterday when Rita began to rear her ugly head over the Florida Keys. But really, where's your head at?

Image hosted by TinyPic.com 'Go that way! Now come back! Now go away again!'

You captured a lot of attention and a lot of empathy those first few days, particularly your scorching appeal for Bush & Co. to "get off their asses." But then, slowly, your role in the entire mess became clearer, culminating with the release of this infamous photo:

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And now, as the feds and the president question your hasty decision to repopulate the city, you go and get all macho, telling the very people you begged for assistance that "you were in charge" and that you didn't need their help. Listen buddy, after your little slice of the incompetence pie was revealed, your credibility is shot. I've said every moron involved should be 'shitcanned', and you, Mr. Nagin, should not be one to escape the forthcoming canning of shit.

Your recent Clash-inspired proclamations have left many residents confused, frustrated or just plain pissed. Many who'd just made their way back were fed up and refusing to evacuate a second time. Annie Lewis, a property owner in the historic French Quarter, said "it'll take a gun to my head." Careful what you ask for Annie, that Nagin seems pretty unstable -- and he just may be packing.

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'Georgie, I think this the beginning of a beautiful disaster.'

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