Thursday, April 20, 2006
New Orleans to Get What It Deserves
The electorate of New Orleans seems bent on rewarding incompetence by returning Mayor "Buses, what buses?" Nagin to office. Sad but unsurprising news, as unsurprising as another Landrieu trying to belly up to the trough in order to bury his snout in the federal money.
Ron Forman would have a decent chance were it not for Landrieu's presence but a divided opposition just about guarantess either an outright Nagin victory or a Nagin/Landrieu runoff in May.
Given the probable outcome, it would be a responsible move by Congress to increase the budget for GAO oversight of the federal money to be sent to New Orleans (and Lousiana) tenfold. The citizens of New Orleans deserve the government they elect but the citizens of the United States don't deserve to have their tax dollars divided between fraud and mismanagement in the dismal swamps of Lousiana.