I was surfing over at Sweetness and Light and came across a photo essay about Hizzoner, Ray Nagin, the disgraced mayor of New Orleans. They had this photo of Hizzoner on horseback during Mardi Gras.
What an arrogant ass. First of all, he is wearing a uniform shirt from my army. The shirt in question is a desert jacket. One does not wear shiny stars or decorations on a desert jacket.
Next, he is wearing actual decorations. I can't see them all, but I doubt that Nagin has earned any decorations of the type he is wearing. That "rack" is eight rows deep. Normally, a soldier will spend twenty-five or thirty years getting a rack like that, at great personal risk to himself. My rack, after twenty years, was only three rows deep.
Of course, he is wearing the jacket and beret improperly. His entire demeanor smacks of arrogance and disrespect for the very fabric he is wearing.
Ray Nagin pisses me off. Even more so now, showing disrespect for the uniform I wore, along with the medals, awards and decorations he is displaying. The US military pulled his ass out of a fire seven months ago, and he shows up at Mardi Gras dressed like this? What gall!
I read in the Advocate that he qualified for Mayor yesterday. I hope the residents run his ass off.