Ray Nagin

Quote: We're learning as we go. We're a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: Excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: If we're unified, there's nothing we cannot do. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: Basically, the start of my thinking process is: 'OK, if you didn't have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?' That's kind of how I'm starting to think. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: They're feeding the people a line of bull, and they are spinning and people are dying. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: I just tell you, I'm not a big FEMA fan. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: I think I did everything possible known to any mayor in the country as it relates to saving lives. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: Some of these guys are so violent that it is hard for witnesses to come forward, and they get involved in repeat criminal activities, so it is unfortunate that they had to die, but it did kind of end the cycle that we were struggling with. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: This economic pie that is getting ready to explode before our eyes is going to be shared equally. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: It's all right. You guys in New York City can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later, so let's be fair. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: The rise of the Earth's temperature, causing sea level increases that could add up to one foot over the next 30 years, threatens the very existence of New Orleans. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: I always feel that in politics, you have a bridle on. Well, I took the bridle off. And I tell you, it felt pretty good. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: I dont think that any person can fix FEMA. I think FEMA needs a total restructuring. I think it needs to be taken from scratch and redone. The regulations are outdated; the rules are outdated. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: One of the best moments Ive ever had in New Orleans is seeing Bourbon Street filled on a weekend night not long ago. Just watching the city breathe again. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: You are in a position to create wealth not only for yourself but for your children and your children's children. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: We're out of nuclear crisis mode and into normal, day-to-day crisis mode. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: The reality is this city will not be the same for a while, ... We're not saying bring New Orleans back today. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: The people of our city are holding on by a thread. Time has run out. Can we survive another night? And who can we depend on? Only God knows. [Ray Nagin]

Quote: Candor is the only way I know how to do it. I'm way too old to change. At the end of the day, I believe the truth is stronger than any lie that's out there. [Ray Nagin]

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