New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who rarely misses an opportunity to tout his efforts to rid City Hall of corruption, said Thursday thathe will enthusiastically urge voters to re-elect U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, the target of a sprawling federal bribery probe that has cost the veteran congressman his seat on an influential House committee.
“Unless he is indicted prior to the election date, I do not believe my reciprocated support will generate a story with any type of legs,” Nagin said.
Well those legs could get entangled with Foley’s and Hastert’s. I’ve heard more than a few pundits point to Dollar Bill to say Democrats are corrupt too ya know when discussing “FoleyGate.” Now they can add and He still gets the support of fellow Democrats. This can’t help New Orleans image in the heartland. But if it doesn’t get “legs” with those folks I suspect it will be because they dismissed Nagin long ago as the incompetent boob that he is.