Sooner or later, a conservative was going to defend Ray Nagin. Here’s my rebuttal.
Would you want Ray Nagin as your president?
Here’s my rationale. Rudy Giuliani stole the hearts of many Americans after 9/11. He’s used that as a springboard for a possible presidential run. Can you even imagine Ray Nagin running for president? Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t even fathom the possibility.
To even attempt to defend Nagin, the conservative blogger in question has to suspend is belief in reality, as when he asserts that Mayor Nagin kept the peace.
Nagin Upheld Civil Liberty: Whatever you think about the looters or what it may signify, one thing you have not heard is any charges of police brutality. Nobody was shot by accident. No great numbers of innocent people were arrested.
"Yeah, take away the looting, and the shootings, and killings, and the rapes, and he did a good job at upholding civil liberties." His chief of police declared all law abiding gun owners would be disarmed. That’s upholding civil liberties? I think not.
I don’t know how many of us would have performed better than Ray Nagin. I only know Ray Nagin didn’t perform well enough to earn my trust.