Adios, motherf–

Oh, um … yeah, I probably shouldn’t cuss in an actual post title, should I?

Well, you may have noticed — if you’re a New Orleanian, there’s no way you wouldn’t have noticed — that the disastrous regime of would-be Mayor C. Ray Nagin is finally over. There was an inauguration on Monday, Mitch Landrieu is now the mayor, and we’re all hoping he can kick the right asses and get things done.

I don’t really write about politics anymore, but I do write about New Orleans, and the inauguration of a promising new mayor after 8 years of Nagin’s incompetence, corruption, and lack of accomplishment is a big deal. Primarily, the post is to share this — for those of y’all who don’t subscribe to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, this was a half-page ad appearing on the back page of the front section on Monday:


As you can see, it’s credited only to “a 100% gladly paid-for advertisement!” Whoever they are, I want to buy them all drinks. Y’all rock.

For those of you who are from out of town, in the upper corners are Nagin’s “crime cameras”, covered with cobwebs as most of them never worked anyway. In his pocket is a chocolate bar referring to his infamous “chocolate city” remarks, and his necktie says “Jamaica,” referring to an infamous vacation to that Caribbean nation with his entire family, paid for by a technology firm that had several contracts with the city. (The city’s former CTO and Nagin’s close friend and top aide was indicted on 63 counts of bribery, kickbacks, corrupton, tax fraud and much more, involving the owner of the firm who paid for the trip.)

Here’s a bit of video of a WWL-TV reporter attempting to interview the former mayor at Landrieu’s inauguration celebration:

And here are some of his recent quotes, the last we’ll ever hear (I hope):

[WBOK radio host Gerod] Stevens prodded Nagin for a response to his critics, such as those who have called for the mayor to spend some time as a homeless person under the Claiborne Avenue overpass.

Nagin rose to the occasion. “Kiss my chocolate buttocks, ” he said.

Classy to the end, Clarence.

Now go away to Dallas and don’t come back.


3 Responses to “Adios, motherf–”

  1. New Orleanian in NC said:

    May 05, 10 at 5:57 pm

    Good Riddance to bad trash! Let’s hope that Chief Riley decides to follow him.

  2. Chuck said:

    May 05, 10 at 11:01 pm

    Riley’s already out. Marlon Defillo is interim chief while a permanent replacement is found.

  3. New Orleanian in NC said:

    May 06, 10 at 10:28 am

    Even better. I have not been checking this past week. Thanks!