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On Chocolate Cities and Holes in the Ground
Phrobis
interdictor
There are some people who ought never shut up. James Carville is one. While I disagree with his every utterance, he is a very entertaining political commentator. Yogi Berra is another. His witticisms are legendary.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is also on this list. Here's the chocolate city's favorite son's latest offering: "You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair."

Nagin made the remarks in an interview conducted by CBS News National Correspondent Byron Pitts which will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. EDT.

On a tour of the decimated Ninth Ward, Nagin tells Pitts the city has removed most of the debris from public property and it’s mainly private land that’s still affected – areas that can’t be cleaned without the owners' permission. But when Pitts points to flood-damaged cars in the street and a house washed partially into the street, the mayor shoots back. "That’s alright. You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair."

That should elicit some good feelings from the Big Apple.