Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Some People Get the Government They Deserve

The people of New Orleans had a chance to elect someone other than current Mayor Ray “Schoolbus” Nagin a few weeks ago. But, NOOO they decided to re-elect ole “Chocolate City” Nagin to another term.

Now, as crime has risen above last years levels in New Orleans, Nagin asked the state on Monday to send National Guard troops to help patrol the streets of New Orleans. Here's an excerpt from the story:

"In recent weeks, as crime increased and the Police Department struggled to return to its strength from before Hurricane Katrina, many politicians, editorialists and citizens have asked for outside help, a move Mayor Nagin appeared to acknowledge Monday was necessary as he asked for 300 Guard troops."

Let me get this straight. New Orleans has HALF the population it used to have and its police force is back to pre-Katrina levels. With all that, the force can’t stop some out-of-control teenagers with guns? You really need the National Guard to help you control punk kid drug gangs?

Wow! Talk about inept! But then again, they voted for this kind of leadership.

Update: The first contigent National Guard troops arrived in New Orleans on Wednesday. This would be funny if it weren't so sad.

(Cross-posted at Hang Right Politics)

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