In the post-Katrina NOLA world, Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Kathleen Blanco seemed to be on two very different pages. The finger-pointing began before the storm even started. They screwed up. Everybody screwed up. Local, state and federal governments should have learned a whole lot from this disaster. They probably won't, but we can always hope.
My husband told me an interesting fact last night; Nagin never supported Blanco. Hmmmm, that's interesting.
Nagin was a registered Republican, but switched over to the Democratic Party a few days before filing to become a candiate for New Orleans Mayor in 2002.
Nagin didn't like/support Blanco when she was running for governor. He supported her opponent, Republican Bobby Jindal in 2003.
Nagin also made a controversial endorsement of current Republican U.S. Representative Bobby Jindal in the 2003 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff over current Democratic Governor Kathleen Blanco, and only reluctantly endorsed U.S. Senator John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential race. (thanks to wikipedia.org)
His less than shining endorsement of Kerry sounds like he did it begrudgingly.
Could some of this be payback? I hope not. For the sake of those people down there, I really hope not.