Who’s Your Mayor?

Nagin.jpg

This billboard is proudly displayed on I-45 inside the loop… and it threw me for a loop when I first saw it as I thought Ray was trying to run for mayor of Houston.

Even though Houston has a large population of people displaced by the storms, I have to wonder if those who are here are the type of people who would vote on a normal basis.

8 Comments so far

  1. adrian (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 5:16 am

    Oh, I think he’d be a great mayor of Houston. He’s completely out of touch with reality, he makes incredible claims and has zero social skill. Sounds like a sure fire winner in Houston. </sarcasm>


  2. Mark (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 6:22 am

    So, you would base that last question on having met the vast majority of the tens of thousands of Orlenians living in Houston?

    Houston had a spiraling crime and murder problem before last September. Every major urban area has its underclass.

    However, the vast majority of the people evacuated to Houston were basically hard-working, tax-paying citizens like us.

    Given the way the central government is handling things, they are going to be your new neighbors for quite a while, so I’d consider trying to get to know some, and not pigeon holing them into some preconceived notion.


  3. laanba (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    Directions? I’d like to see this in person.


  4. Steelsun (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

    Bread & Circuses


  5. a~lotus (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

    whoa.. i certainly need to see this billboard.. it sure does give me a double take…


  6. rakesh agrawal (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

    the same billboard is running on 610 loop south between 288 and long drive (on my drive to work every day) — I did the same double take last week.


  7. jc (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 2:50 am

    That sign pisses me off – incompetent in NO, but with the $ to advertise in Houston? OK, that applies to Brown and Atlanta, but Nagin is a racist, a bigot, and a certifiable lunatic, and the thought that he might be elected mayor of Houston is scary.


  8. katya (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 8:34 am

    http://blogs.chron.com/polimom/2006/04/six_days_and_counting_nola_ele.html

    Apparently a private citizen funded the billboard – interesting… and they’re even up in Atlanta! Talk about confusing…



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