From Bush Questions Reopening of New Orleans, the Associated Press, September 19, 2005:
“We have made our position loud and clear,” Bush said. “The mayor is working hard. The mayor _ you know, he’s got this dream about having a city up and running, and we share that dream. But we also want to be realistic about some of the hurdles and obstacles that we all confront in repopulating New Orleans.”
Mayor Ray Nagin, for what it’s worth, is a colored man.