Mayor Ray Nagin Quarantined

As if dealing with Hurricane Katrina wasn’t enough catastrophic zeitgeist for one life. New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been quarantined in China after possibly being exposed to the infamous H1N1 virus (or swine flu, as it’s still commonly and falsely known). Nagin was abroad on an economic development trip and flew on a plane carrying a passenger with swine flu-like symptoms. His wife and one of his security members have also been quarantined, although none of them exhibit symptoms. A statement from his office read, “The mayor is being treated with utmost courtesy by Chinese officials.” Is Nagin ever in the news for a good reason?