Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Silly Season

It’s definitely the silly season for Democratic politicians. First, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has joined the ranks of Pat Robertson, Mahmoud “Mad Jad” Ahmadinejad and others able to divine God’s thoughts, because he tells us that “God is mad at America” and “sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane” and “put stress on the country.”

The Mayor also says that “…[i]t’s time for us to rebuild New Orleans – the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans….This city will be a majority African-American city. It’s the way God wants it to be. . .” It’s a good thing Mayor Nagan’s got a direct line to the Almighty, to tell us these things. In the same speech, the Mayor graduated from religion to séances, moving on to hold an imaginary conversation with Martin Luther King.

I don’t know if New Orleans will be Chocolate the way Mayor Nagan says he wants. Hopefully, it’s more Cookies and Cream. Unfortunately, if the good mayor keeps running his mouth, it’s more likely to be Rocky Road.

Meanwhile, putative Democratic Presidential candidate and current US Senator Hillary Clinton, besides running for President and serving in the US Senate from New York, is also an expert on the US House of Representatives, stating that this body has been “…run like a plantation and you know what I’m talking about…”

Eh ?

No, in fact I don’t know what she’s talking about. Senator Clinton couldn’t possibly have been using loaded words like “plantation” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day while speaking to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network for political advantage ? She wouldn't !

Would she ?
UPDATE (evening, 17 January). This evening, the wires report that Mayor Nagin characterized his comments about God as "inappropriate" and said that he just wanted to convey that black people were a vital part of New Orleans, and that "I want everyone to be welcome in New Orleans — black, white, Asian, everybody." Nothing wrong with that statement.


Candidly Caroline said...

Oops! Didn't know you talked about Hillary's comments, too. Great minds think alike! Normally, I stay well away from politics publicly, but that really struck me.

I've also been noticing this "vengeance from God" bologna that has been coming from all sides. It's ticking me off.

Dymphna said...

Oh, I love that Hillary story. She's soo trashy she leaves me mesmerized.

I think it was Sundries Shack who translated Mayor Nagin's plea. Seems like N.O. is being overrun with illegal aliens who are willing to rebuild the Big Easy -- and the good Mayor is concerned that in the not-too-distant future Spanish will be the language of his fair city. Goodbye, Cajun, hello Tortilla town....

Me, I'm happy to have a substitute for "white on rice." It's "I'm going to be all over that like chocolate on New Orleans."