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Friday, August 22, 2008

"Excellence in Recovery": A nation takes notice

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Word of this evening's "Excellence in Recovery" party has certainly spread. No, I'm not talking about The Times-Picayune's Chris Rose and James Gill, but rather the Vallejo (Ca.) Times-Herald. It seems word of our excellence in recovery has reached the Napa Valley wine country and the letters to the editor page of the local broadsheet:

It just came to my attention that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will soon be receiving a "Courage and Leadership" award for his actions since Hurricane Katrina. [Gambit ed. note: The full and proper title is actually "Award of Distinction for Recovery, Courage and Leadership."] I'm flabbergasted! Shocked! I cannot believe this outright fabrication of the facts of Nagin's actions....

Ray Nagin is a monster and should be in prison....

The recovery of New Orleans has not gone well. Violent criminal activity has increased drastically and neither Ray Nagin nor the New Orleans Chief of Police have done a single thing about shutting down the criminal activity of bad guys....

-- Bob Ireland, Vallejo

Sounds like someone's jealous he didn't get a party invite. Sour grapes in Napa!

Meanwhile, I've been working far too hard at home and need a break from this constant negativity, so I've decided to be a tourist in my own home town this weekend.

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