1. The T-P reported on a mayoral debate about the city's Inspector General's office:
"We all know government cannot be trusted, so we need to put in safeguards," [John] Georges said, adding later that in establishing an inspector general, City Hall joins other major cities that value government transparency. "If it's good enough for Houston, it's good enough for New Orleans."
Words to live by. Can we make that into a campaign bumper sticker?
2. And here's a T-P article on Georges' purchase of a majority slice of Galatoire's restaurant (my emphasis).
Georges said that he wanted to be involved with an iconic New Orleans restaurant that is his wife's and his mother's favorite dining spot. "I thought it would be nice if I wanted to be mayor to at least invest in my own city," said Georges, the chief executive of Imperial Trading Co.
Funny that a local near-billionaire businessman implies that this is his first investment in New Orleans.