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 Ray Nagin - “New Orleans is not asking for a handout we're asking for a hand up,”
 Ray Nagin - “With Hurricane Rita behind us, the task at hand is to bring New Orleans back. We want people to return and help us rebuild the city,”
 Ray Nagin - “I think the president is really focused on the job at hand, and they are really starting to move, ... On almost anything that I want to do now, I get a nearly instantaneous response.”
 Ray Nagin - “I've talked directly with the president, I've talked to the head of the Homeland Security, I've talked to everybody under the sun, I've been out there.”
 Ray Nagin - “because it's a health risk.”
 Ray Nagin - “I would like everyone to get out because it's a health risk. Mosquitoes that are biting dead people are starting to fly,”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm tired of hearing these helicopters. I want to hear some jazz.”
 Ray Nagin - “I am tired of hearing these helicopters. I wanna hear some jazz, ... awesome.”
 Ray Nagin - “I am not hearing anyone else come up with anything,”
 Ray Nagin - “My heart is heavy tonight,”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm going to be a man about this. Whatever I did, whatever I could have done better, I'm going to stand up and history will judge me accordingly,”
 Ray Nagin - “History is going to judge us on that one,”
 Ray Nagin - “It's almost like a nightmare, that I hope we wake up from,”
 Ray Nagin - “We had people trapped on roofs, et cetera ... and they didn't know about it That's just impossible.”
 Ray Nagin - “This is one leadership team. We may not always agree. But we have one mission and that is to bring New Orleans back,”
 Ray Nagin - “The more we learn, the more challenging this day becomes,”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm cautiously optimistic. I want to see it happen (Saturday). I want to see it happen next week. Then, when I see consistency of delivery, I'll feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel.”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm starting to see rays of light,”
 Ray Nagin - “You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will.”
 Ray Nagin - “We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared.”
 Ray Nagin - “If we're unified, there's nothing we cannot do.”
 Ray Nagin - “Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn biggest disaster in the nation's history.”
 Ray Nagin - “We could receive a storm surge of three to five feet.”
 Ray Nagin - “People are saying it's too early to bring back jazz, the gumbo and the red beans, ... If it's too early, when is the right time”
 Ray Nagin - “Now is not the time to change leadership. I ask the citizens of New Orleans to let me continue this important job of rebuilding our city.”

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