publication date: Friday, September 2, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: So far, he has managed his city's greatest disaster with calm desperation.
explanation: This goo was published in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. Mayor Nagin, generally regarded as calm and panic-resistant, made regular announcements of the desperate situation in the city. more…
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