Ethan Brown, one of the city's best investigative journalists (and a man underappreciated in his own hometown), has an eye-opening portrait of Ray Nagin in the new issue of Details. It's not on newsstands yet, but it's online and sure to spark discussion. A few tidbits:
Nagin on the Gustav evacuation and subsequent re-entry cock-up:
"Id do it all over again."
Nagin on the NOAH scandal:
Everybodys looking at it, which is great. Because now Ive got professional investigators versus bloggers.
Nagin on the New Orleans blogosphere:
To me, some of those blogs have become the new sheets for racist people. Theyre not marching around with white sheets. Theyre on the blogs and in the comments sections.
(He's got a point there, but it would've been nice if he would've recognized the difference between thoughtful individual bloggers and, well, this.)
Nagin on Nagin:
"Im a lifelong Democrat, but I have supported some Republicans. Im all about results, man."
Read it all here. Good work, Ethan.