Who Will Run New Orleans?
Its 2010 mayoral elections are on the horizon. Will an A-list celebrity or a low-profile politician take the reins in post-Katrina NOLA?
6. Carl Weathers
In what has to be a well-executed joke, a campaign Web site popped up touting the candidacy of New Orleans-native Carl Weathers, perhaps better known as Apollo Creed or for his hilarious cameos in Arrested Development. Though not known for any post-Katrina advocacy, his campaign Web site touts some strong bona fides: “Carl Weathers has nothing to hide. If Carl Weathers wants to go to Hawaii, Carl Weathers logs on to expedia.com and buys a round-trip ticket to Hawaii. He doesn't let some company the city does business with foot the bill. He's a celebrity; he can't be bribed.”
Pros: Hilarious Web site
Cons: Umm … I don’t want to get punched in the face by the former world champ.