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December 4th, 2009

I’ve watched this story about 7 times now and I’m still curious if Dr. Vera Triplet actually “agreed” with anything Ray Nagin said:

The dangling Nagin quote was, “I just think having…the number of candidates in the race…is gonna split the vote…whether you’re talking white, black, hispanic, whatever….and we as a community need to consolidate around one candidate.”

The reporter says Dr. Triplet agrees and supports Nagin because of this off camera sentiment : “The mayor’s words make sense, as long as they have nothing to do with race.”

It seems to me she deflected, not agreed.

So the question becomes what did Nagin mean by, “we as a community.”

Why did he feel the need to inject race in the discussion to begin with, and what does he mean by “we as a community” ?

I don’t know the answer, but I would love to see the unedited interview with Dr. Triplet.

I’d actually like to see hours of unedited interviews with Dr. Triplet cause I really dig her perspective.

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