The Patton of The Delta

Look out, Carville. There's a new "Ragin' Cajun" in town --and is that a cigar I see in his hand in the print version of this W. Times story?
"I give the president some credit on this; he sent one John Wayne dude down here that can get some stuff done," Mr. Nagin said in a local radio interview this week in New Orleans. "He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing, and people started moving."