It's not just in the magazine. It's online.
And I had to quit reading at this, or else I'd be screaming at my monitor, which does not deserve that fate:
SS: Now that you're mayor, how does it feel to be in that arena (politics)?
RN: Overall, it’s okay. I didn’t sign up for Katrina, and that took things to a whole new level. But overall, it’s good — because the things you do as mayor definitely impact the people in the community.
Nobody signed up for Katrina, schmo, but they knew it was a possibility - and, as a supposed New Orleanian, the possibility should have been in your blood. You, you damned walking id, are the one wandering about acting as if you are in a bad dream nearly two years after the fact of the levee breaches. And I don't even know where to begin about how you are definitely impacting the people in this community. Not in a good way, though, I know that much.
Perhaps I should begin with Sheckrastos' analysis. Or Jeffrey's.
The haiku imbedded in Oyster's post is pretty poignant.
So is Ashley's assessment.
Bayou St John David's take on the putz is a must, and an absolute counter to the Stop Smiling fluff interview.
And finally, for the truly steel-stomached readers, I present the possibility floated out there by this week's Gambit Weekly. If all Nagin has been angling for is power through political martyrdom...well, the scenario Clancy Dubos writes of is really kind of appalling, sad, low-down, and openly sneaky as all hell. (Update, 7-12: Seems that David and Jeffrey floated this scenario well before Dubos did. Let's get that Gambit byline changed!)
Ugh. Maybe I need a good dose of Slo-Blo after all...
Then again, it seems to be affecting the best of us to the breaking point. Despair is one powerful political weapon.