Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Which is the April Fools' Day Joke?

  1. The Justice Department dropped the case against Ted Stevens.

  2. After our experience with Nagin, it would be insane to elect an inexperienced politician to serve as our next mayor.

  3. Penile fractures are unusually common in western Iran.

If the lack of a link doesn't make the answer obvious, here's a hint:
Though Nagin said Monday he wasn't sure who paid for his family's trip, he said he was sure it wasn't a city contractor.

"It's no vendor," he said. "It's a personal vacation. What's up with you guys? What's with y'all, man?"

Asked specifically who paid for the trip, Nagin became irritated.

"I don't know, man," he said. "This is a personal trip. I've taken trips to Hawaii before. I've taken trips to the Caribbean."

Funny he should mention it. I was just getting ready to bring up the fact that Nagin went to Jamaica less than three months after Katrina. I'll return to the subject at some length, but the only lesson to be learned from Nagin's time as mayor is that city can't afford another smug prick who doesn't give a shit. I will grant that, to some degree, Nagin demonstrates the risks inherent with choosing an unknown quantity, but not to the extent that you might think. We chose to ignore what we did know, or could have known, about him.

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