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.