Wednesday, July 30, 2008

'Bout Time

It's shaping up to be a good week for NOLA. Of course, anywhere else it would be a shame-filled ride on the humiliation train. But for us, turmoil at City Hall means we could be one step closer to getting the political shit off our collective shoe.

It looks as though the Nagin political machine (read: a hamster on a wheel) may finally be breaking down. IT Director Anthony Jones (aka the highest paid college dropout in New Orleans) is finally resigning. Unfortunately, in true Nagin fashion, he will be further rewarded for lying by taking another job in city government.

According to a source in City Hall, the Nagin clique is in full crisis mode and having many closed door meetings. Ostensibly to figure out who gets thrown under which RTA bus, and how to save the HDIC (Head Dipshit In Charge) from impeachment, federal indictment or just the pitchfork-and-torch-wielding mob soon to be advancing down Perdido St. over the NOAH debacle and boondaggle.

But of course it begs the question, is there any way to get this to stick to "Hizhonah"? The HDIC has proven to be as slippery as greased owl snot. I assume this situation will prove no different. He will be back to smugly delegating to under-qualified political carpetbaggers and slowly hammering nail after nail into the city's coffin.

This reminds me of the old adage about how to boil a frog...if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump right out. However, if you slowly heat up the water, the frog will get used to it and ultimately boil to death without trying to escape. We are the frog in this situation, and Nagin is turning up the heat on the cast-iron pot in which we all sit.

It's time to take our asses off the flame. Get this sack of crap out of office. Be it by recall election or a good ole fashioned riot.

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