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August 12, 2007

Ray Nagin on the Benefits of Crime

The joke known as Chocolate City Nagin admits that New Orleans' out-of-control murder rate sends a message that the city hopeless enough to reelect him Mayor even after the post-Katrina debacle is a very dangerous place. But on the positive side, it "keeps the New Orleans brand out there," no doubt bringing in tourists from around the globe curious to see first hand what murder and mayhem look like.

Tourism is the lifeblood of the New Orleans economy, though this industry may give way to federal handouts as a primary source of income.

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Ray Nagin in all his splendor.

On a tip from ToddonCapeCod.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 12, 2007 1:58 PM

Comments

He looks like a second string generalissimo from a third rate Banana Republic. Those stars and ribbons must be earned. I think he should return that uniform to Colin Powell.

Posted by: James F McEnanly at August 12, 2007 6:53 PM

James, I think he was just practicing his schtick as a funky doorman. Kind of a career backup, in case that should be needed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 12, 2007 7:15 PM

General Incompetence poses for a photo op!

chsw

Posted by: chsw at August 12, 2007 7:29 PM

"Last time I checked, most "brands" don't want that kind of attention. Maybe I missed something in my MBA classes.

Posted by: El Presidente at August 12, 2007 7:49 PM

brutha on a horse?

Posted by: nanc at August 12, 2007 8:55 PM

Reminds me of the the time on Space Ghost Coast to Coast where Space Ghost tried brand himself - it hurt alot.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2007 5:02 AM

Where the heck did this clown get the campaign ribbons and stars? Isn't the wearing of unearned medals a viloation of some law?

Posted by: Texan at August 13, 2007 5:57 AM

Texan, I think this was his Mardi Gras costume.
Then again, Nagin is so out there, maybe this is what he wears to work.

Posted by: phil at August 13, 2007 8:57 AM

Straight from the photo spead of Africa, put in a backdrop of New Whoreleans!

Posted by: Dennis Carr at August 13, 2007 8:58 AM

CAPTION: "The head pimp and his HORSE"

Sorry, I just felt like telling a bad joke.

Posted by: KHarn at August 13, 2007 4:08 PM