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Sunday, February 7, 2010

The "Chocolate City" Has A Marshmallow On Top

New Orleans elects first white mayor in over 30 years
Landrieu, who lost to Nagin in a runoff four years ago, was a welcome change for some voters who grew frustrated with the city’s current mayor. Little known outside New Orleans before Katrina, Nagin became a central, and sometimes controversial figure, in the city’s struggle to recover. Though he won re-election as he courted black voters in the 2006 campaign. Nagin notoriously pledged after the hurricane that New Orleans would be a “chocolate city” again, offending many whites.

Polls showed his popularity fell sharply in the years after the storm.

1 comments:

Shawmut 2/07/2010 04:35:00 PM  

Ole Man "Moon" must be 'pickled tink'. The family's taken care of.
I'd never bet on a Louisiana election in my lifetime. A party affiliation for them is always arbitrary.
Yet, those roots certainly thrive.
I wonder how long it will take O'Man to take credit for it.
In the meantime, in about three to five years they'll be looking at what it cost to pay the mortgagge on the Second Louisiana Purchase.
Peculiar, New Orleans refugees from Katrina (I guess we could call them 'neo-Acadians') in Boston are all wound up as though a foreign occupatioon had occurred.
They, too like "Auntie Polly Neutani" get public housing - though voting abseentee in their 'homeland's election'.
It gobbled up white space in the "Boston Globe" this morning.
The illegal immigrant aunt of the President hasn't been mentioned in that rag at all.
Like them, she's in public housing here which a working-but-homeless veteran could use.
But unlike the 'neo-Acadians', she had a hearing in Federal Court the other day - escorted by a security detail to and fro in a black (what else) SUV (for a recipient of a stipend and public housing), dressed to the nines and wearing Bollywood sun-glasses.
My parish, which has a commitment to a Haitian parish, had prayed in thanksgiving that we had the will and means to assist those so victimized by nature.

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