[As a result, Nagin himself has become part of the debate over how best to rebuild the devastated Big Easy. Critics suggest the qualities that endeared him to Orleanians before Katrina, among them his political inexperience and his shoot-from-the-hip approach, make him the wrong man for the massive, labyrinthine job ahead. But his supporters, especially members of the business community, say the reconstruction project offers Nagin, 49, a chance to dramatically change not only New Orleans' skyline but also the more larcenous and dysfunctional side of its free wheeling culture.] I'm still high on him, ... He's the right leader to bring the city back?especially when you consider that the corrupt old guard could try to exploit this disaster and come back into power.