May 21, 2006
BRENDAN LOY: "I see on my cell phone that the mayor who fiddled while New Orleans drowned has been re-elected. Sheesh."
I predict substantially less support for New Orleans reconstruction. Betweeen the Louisiana delegation's absurd overreaching in demanding a huge amount of pork-laden funding, and this, they've managed to squander a lot of the sympathy that was present in in September. Louisiana's political class isn't just greedy -- it's greedy and stupid. Louisiana will pay the price. And probably complain of unfairness when it does.
UPDATE: Will Collier weighs in.