Monday, May 22, 2006

Controversy Over New Orleans Mayor Race

The DNC is vehemntly denying charges that it backed mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA) in favor of incumbent bonehead Ray Nagin. Drudge Reports:
The Democratic National Committee strongly denies it placed political operatives in the city of New Orleans to work against the reelection efforts of incumbent Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin.

Well-placed DRUDGE REPORT sources claimed DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the decision to back mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA).

The DNC says the report is "unequivocally and absolutely false."

DNC Communications director Karen Finney explained: "The DNC does not as a policy get involved in Democratic primaries... The only thing that the DNC did was a campaign helping ensure that displaced voters had an opportunity to vote."

The DRUDGE REPORT takes chairman Dean and his spokesman at their word.

It just seems a little hard to believe (as Drudge notes) that Dean isn't telling the truth. Nagin was a disaster in the aftermath of Katrina, and was one of the major people getting in the way of the Dems plan to blame the disaster on the president. He spells nothing but bad news for the DNC, and his reelection can not be seen otherwise.