Another creative New Orleans public official has his day in court. The AP reports:
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. ... The counts also include filing false tax returns and conspiracy.
The American Spectator has learned through an exclusive Beltway contact that the FTC is no longer considering a lawsuit against Illinois for monopolizing bigtime machine politics. The past five years have borne a renaissance for the unsmiling, businesslike, progressive technocrat. As our friend Ben Stein would say, how boring. Mr. Nagin's naked crookedness is a diverting change of pace.