Nagin makes me sad. He wants New Orleans to open its doors to the jackals of gambling. An entire city devastated, and ol’ Ray wants to rebuild in neon and crap tables – a mirage of betrayal.

On September 4th, not long after the hurricane struck, Community Labor United in New Orleans issued a statement:

“The people of New Orleans will not go quietly into the night, scattering across this country to become homeless in countless other cities while federal relief funds are funneled into rebuilding casinos, hotels, chemical plants…. We will not stand idly by while this disaster is used as an opportunity to replace our homes with newly built mansions and condos in a gentrified New Orleans.”

I had hoped they wouldn’t be right. Nagin is a hypocrite and a traitor to his people.