All eyes are on Senator David Vitter now. But I can’t possibly top the coverage provided by Your Right Hand Thief. Check it out.
All eyes are on Vitter, but let us not forget: Six months ago today we marched on City Hall and demanded our government authorities do their jobs better.
So, you might wonder, where is Our Mayor today? Why, he’s in Kansas City.
What’s he doing there? Well, it appears to be a fundraiser.
“Contributions can be made to the Ray Nagin Campaign Fund. Maximum contribution $5,000.”
(For those outside New Orleans, please note that since Nagin is term-limited, he can’t run for mayor again. He’s contemplating a run for some other office. Rumors abound.)
It’s not a crime (unlike what Vitter is alleged to have been doing). Raising funds is just what politicians do. But it doesn’t sit well with me, not at all.
I support SilenceIsViolence in their current campaign:
Today and tomorrow, we ask that all of you reach out via phone, email, or letter to any public officials from whom you would like to hear more on the subject of public safety.
SilenceIsViolence is also printing an open letter to Mayor Nagin in tomorrow’s Times-Picayune, and they could use help covering the cost. Visit their website to make a contribution or send a check to 2700 Chartres St, NOLA 70117.
Update: The Kansas City Star reports Nagin may be “seeking another office before his four-year mayoral term is up in 2010.”