Ray Nagin figures prominently in 'Treme' episode storyline

Former Mayor Ray Nagin, a target of considerablecriticism for his administration's handling of the Katrina aftermath,isn't shown in the latest "Treme" episode. But he figures prominently - though not in a flattering way - in the storyline.

At one point, Creighton Bernette, the outspoken Tulane Universityprofessor played by John Goodman, is none too pleased when his teenagedaughter recites a McAlary campaign slogan: Vote for me, I ain't fakin'. I won't lose my s--t like Mayor Nagin.

This isn't funny, the Goodman character says. What's happening inNew Orleans now is not a joke. We're fighting for our lives, our way oflife. People are dying. People are homeless. People are stuck all overthe place. They can't get back. Everything is not a joke all the time.

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