Vying for the Loon of the Year award, New Orleans' mayor Ray Nagin uttered the following:
"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country... ...Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves... ...It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans -- the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans...This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."
Wait, there's more. He described an imaginary conversation with Martin Luther King thusly:
"I said, `What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?' He said, `I don't think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.' He said, `The thing we need to focus on as a community - black folks I'm talking about - is ourselves.'"
In the imaginary conversation, he also asked:
"Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"
The reply, Nagin said, was: "We as a people need to fix ourselves first."
He should have restricted himself to the last part, and left out the racial power bit. Obviously, something like that would not be acceptable coming from a white politician, and there's no reason it should be acceptable coming from someone who's not white. Of course, under "liberal" rules, even Robert Mugabe's actions are defensible.
UPDATE: Here's the video.
UPDATE 2: Memoralize this blip in history with T-shirts and other fine products.
One possibility is those featuring "Recall Nagin", with Mayor Ray dressed like Willy Wonka: link.
There are more here, including various products with "New Orleans: Chocolate Capitol of the USA" or "A Hurricane can wash away the houses, but not the chocolate".