“New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed”

New Orleans mayor Ray “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ School Buses” Nagin was on 60 Minutes and, when asked why there are still so many flooded-out cars on the streets of New Orleans, he compared his plight to that of 9/11’s Ground Zero:

Nagin replied, “You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed, and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair,” according to CBS.

Yes, sir. Hauling away derelict cars, building the world’s tallest skyscraper…what’s the diff?

The citizens of New Orleans deserve a pat on the back for re-electing this guy.


MSNBC.com features the nutjob:


What a lunatic.


  1. Hear, hear! Nagin is an idiot. Is the nominal ‘leader’ of a city that was destroyed by him. NOLA will never be the same – all thanks to his sterling ‘leadership’ (hiding in the bathroom of Air Force One. When’s Blanco up for re-election?

  2. Worth pointing out that Nagin has a minoir point in that the private enterprise construction of a replacement to #7(?) WTC has just been completed while the main site is indeed a hole in the ground

  3. He’s makes a good conservative point on government ineffectiveness. If he had a brain, he would allow private salvage companies to haul alway derelict cars and keep any profits thay can make from the scrap.

  4. I’m not saying that the WTC hasn’t been surrounded by controversy and bungling…obviously it has. I’m saying the guy is an idiot for trying to compare the issues surrounding ground zero and the issues preventing the removal of debris from a flooded city. And acting like ground zero is just a hole in the ground that needs to be ‘fixed’ is just plain stupid.