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May 13, 2006

Oh Freakin’ Spare Me…

Filed under: New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:52 pm

UHHHG!!! The Right Reverend Watson has endorsed Nagin for Mayor.

The very man the preacher dumped on until the Primary came, mainly telling the truth about our Mayor and his part of the pain and loss over these last 8 months, is now stating that his decision to back Nagin is “about justice, it’s about fairness and it’s about our city’s future.” He also said that he wanted to provide spiritual leadership to the Mayor.
Do we see a Racist basis to this B/S? I think so.

Nagin performed horribly both prior to the storm, the Corps’ Deluge, and the many months that followed the disaster. He has been one major reason why so many of our people are still scattered to the winds and those of us here are having such a hard time putting our lives back together. Many of the displaced folks are the very folks that Watson claims he represents.

Relecting Nagin will cause many of those folks to never be able return home, or if they did they wouldn’t be able to afford the cost of surviving in the Chocolate City.

Rev. Watson is doing a diservice to all New Orleanians, especially his “flock”. So much for him being a Civic Leader in New Orleans. Watson is a very baaaaaad man. He should be added to the Tar and Feathers Club.

Watson Endorses Nagin

The Rev. Tom Watson, who was the top African-American challenger to incumbent Ray Nagin and one of the mayor’s harshest critics during last month’s primary, endorsed Nagin for the May 20 runoff this afternoon.

Watson, who received about 1 percent of the primary vote, constantly attacked Nagin, who is black, during the campaign. At one debate, Watson even accused the mayor of being responsible for the drowning 1,200 people during Hurricane Katrina.

But at a joint press conference Thursday at Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Esplanade Avenue, Watson said his past criticism of Nagin was “heated, emotional fellowship.”

Surrounded by his family, Watson said his decision to endorse Nagin “goes far beyond the mayor’s office. It’s about justice, it’s about fairness and it’s about our city’s future.”

1 Comment »

  1. I Rebuke him!

    I don’t know if it’s racist, because the people who are voting for “Our Mayor” based on the color of his skin are doing it more out of a sense of powerlessness, not out of hate of white people. If anything, I think it’s more Ridiculous than anything else, because they are voting against their own interests. I don’t understand why this isn’t widely known and why folk are allowing themselves to be spun into buying this racial hype from the media. Nagin wasn’t doing folk any favors pre-k, and I’m sure he will recall who Really butters his bread if he’s re-elected. I hope that there are more things that aren’t what they seem going on here (like the illusion that Nagin is a Democrat), and people are actually voting for Landrieu. It is New Orleans, so I have faith that things aren’t what they seem.

    Comment by Viva Nola, Washington, DC — May 18, 2006 @ 2:11 pm

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