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08-28-06, 10:17 AM #1
New Orleans mayor proves he’s an idiot, yet again
Nagin sorry for ‘hole-in-the-ground’ remark
New Orleans mayor apologizes for using phrase in reference to WTC site
The Associated Press
Updated: 7:58 a.m. ET Aug 28, 2006
NEW YORK - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he’s sorry he used the term “hole in the ground” to describe the World Trade Center site.
“I wish I would have basically said that it was an undeveloped site, which it is,” he said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Nagin had criticized efforts to redevelop the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11 attacks when confronted about delays in rebuilding his city after Hurricane Katrina.
During a “60 minutes” interview, a CBS correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars still on the streets of New Orleans’ devastated Ninth Ward. 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.
The “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday night. Text and a video clip from it were posted on CBS’ Web site Thursday.
Nagin told NBC he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
“I meant no disrespect for anyone,” he said. “I have seen death, I have the destruction, and I was just using it as a comparison to show how difficult it is for people to rebuild after a major disaster.”
He said he was sorry to the families of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and believe the World Trade Center site is sacred ground.
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08-28-06, 10:34 AM #2
Actually I think what is more insulting is comparing 9/11 to Katrina as being "a disaster". Katrina was a disaster. 9/11 was a fucking attack. One was an act of nature. The other an act of man. Slight fucking difference.
Edit: Kids, don't drink and post.
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08-28-06, 10:39 AM #3
Well said Centurion! Couldn't have said it better!It is better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6.
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08-28-06, 12:13 PM #4
I agree centurion...but of course the media will never say that.
Does the mayor of New Orleans still trying to get his "Chocolate" city??
Also saw on the news this morning that they have just about completed the work on the football dome there, at a tune of almost $2million. Made me wonder if it was private funds that paid for that or public ones, they didn't say."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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08-28-06, 12:13 PM #5
This just goes to show me 2 things:
1) How ignorant Mayor Nagin is
2) How ignorant the majority are that re-elected him
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