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Tommy Tucker: ''I Can't Get No...Satisfaction''

6.28.12 - During the darkest days of the Nagin administration, when hubris and hopelessness ran rampant through the Crescent City’s halls, I would often flash forward to a future time in my imagination.  In that crystal ball world, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and company would prevail wearing their metaphorical white hats proudly and slinging subpoenas and indictments like six guns in the old West.  The bad guys that had been out of control would be led away in handcuffs and I would smile, satisfied that order was restored and all was once again well in our corner of the world.  Now, as Bills of Information come forth with mentions of “Public Official A” I realize the future I once dreamed of could be at hand.  Yet, the satisfaction I once thought would be so fulfilling and gratifying just isn’t there.  I think I know why.

Even IF “Public Official A” IS C. Ray Nagin and even IF he is indicted and convicted and Jim Letten and his staff did EVERYTHING right and adhered to the letter of the law…what is there to celebrate?  Could it be the complete and total failure of another one of our native sons who soared so high only to crash and burn?  How about another chapter added to our long legacy of laughably corrupt politicians?  Or, perhaps worst of all, the national narrative that post-Katrina aid was stolen by the corrupt mayor of New Orleans?  Remember, it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s TRUE…it only matters how the story is spun and what people believe.

It’s important to point out that WE DON’T KNOW if Ray Nagin is “Public Official A” and even if he is, a grand jury would have to indict him and if so he’s entitled, as we all are, to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  But now that I’m thinking LOGICALLY and not EMOTIONALLY, please forgive me if “I just can’t get no satisfaction.”   I’m glad the good guys are cleaning things up and the bad guys are going to jail.  I just thought it would feel better than this.    


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06/27/2012 10:45PM
Tommy Tucker: ''I Can't Get No...Satisfaction''
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06/28/2012 12:20AM
wow, this needed to be said
I am glad you express this position. its exactly how i feel and really how we should all feel. We all were fist-pumping and yelling in unison with Nagin in his rant on the radio calling for help. What an emotional reflection of the moment. And he held so much promise. But a devastating tragedy can take its toll. That doesn't relieve any one of responsibility, however, if he is found guilty of diverting a contract, man, i wish it was more substantial than at counter top contract at home depot. c'ome on man! give me something that at least involved an offshore bank account or some strippers or something, i mean, if your going to steal and abuse your power, do it right. Think about all of the other crooked politician we have had, didn't C Ray learn from them. If your gonna steal, steal big, margins are that big for counters, especially from the Earhart/Claiborne Home Depot. But either way our politicians let us down again.
06/28/2012 12:25AM
sorry, some corrections of above statement
I am glad you expressed this position. its exactly how i feel and really how we should all feel. We all were fist -pumping and yelling in unison with Nagin in his rant on the radio calling for help. What an emotional reflection of the moment. And he held so much promise. But a devastating tragedy can take its toll. That doesn't relieve any one of responsibility, however, if he is found guilty of diverting a contract, man, i wish it was more substantial than a counter top contract at home depot. c'ome on man! give me something that at least involved an offshore bank account or some strippers or something, i mean, if your going to steal and abuse your power, do it right. Think about all of the other crooked politician we have had, didn't C Ray learn from them. If your gonna steal, steal big, margins are NOT that big for countertops, especially from the Earhart/Claiborne Home Depot. But either way our politicians let us down again.
06/28/2012 11:28AM
BORING SHOW
COME ON TOMMY, THIS WAS A SNOOZE FEST TODAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE IMPOTANT STUFF LIKE THE SAINTS
06/28/2012 6:29PM
LOL Politicans
Does not surprise Me what he "Might" or "Did DO" just like most not All poloiticans in Louisiana. Look at the once highly former Mayor or Kenner and Pres. Of Jefferson Parish Aaron Broussard. Glad I move to Gonzales/Baton Rouge after Kataina.
01/24/2013 11:56AM
yea yea c ray goin to jail .,ohh what fun
i am so happy ., ray ray will have to pay .i hope he goes to jail .,what he did after katrina the people that died in katrina he showed no respect rushing to have a stupid mardis gras parade in a city that had just been devastated .he deserves what he gets .
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