Wednesday, October 19, 2005

When push comes to fold

Today, Mayor Nagin made it official that he was withdrawing his proposed expansion of casino gambling. We applaud the mayor for once again bending, but not appearing to break, to the will of the people. Including the zip code reentry plan and his aborted repopulation of New Orleans, this brings his monthly total of waffling when faced with any resistence to three, though I may have missed some others.

The Mayor was quoted as saying, "The governor didn't much like the idea, so it is pretty much dead." Wasn't just the Governor, Mr. Nagin, but your stated rationale leaves one wondering where in your concept of representative government your constituents fall.

I do not assume that NAMN had much to do with this, but every little bit of reason seems to help Mayor Nagin find the correct course.



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