Dahleen Glanton of the Chicago Tribune recently covered a meeting of the National Conference of Black Mayors and wrote this…
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, wrapped
up in Hurricane Katrina controversy, received rock star treatment
recently when he attended the group’s annual convention in Baton Rouge.
Entering late to a luncheon where New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a
Democratic presidential candidate, was supposed to be the star
attraction, mayors jumped from their seats, cameras in hand, to greet
Nagin as he made his way through the room.
OK a Rock Star. Perhaps it is due to Nagin having told the feds to “get off your asses” or perhaps it is as Oyster wrote that Nagin can be utterly charming. (Also check out Oyster on Nagin speaking to a group of Black Publishers and Editors if just for the snark of Oyster’s last graph)Whatever it is I don’t know, but I just hope these mayors do not admire Nagin as a mayoral role model. God help us if these mayors would actually strive to run their cities as Nagin has “lead” New Orleans.