“These days Nagin hawks the fanciful and self-congratulatory book he dashed off last year and delivers speeches about his supposedly heroic performance post Katrina. He could not get away with such yarns anywhere close to New Orleans, and thus it was that he was in Minnesota when news broke that the feds are on his tail.
“If they nail him, he will have set a precedent. History will record that our public officials always had the savvy to turn a profit from grift until we elected a businessman.”
– The Times-Picayune’s James Gill, in a scathing piece Wednesday on the former New Orleans mayor’s legal troubles.