One thing that I enjoy about these so-called divisive "distraction" issues is they force everyone to make clear declarations of just who they are and what they stand for. And so today I cannot emphasize enough the breadth and depth of support Stacy Head has always enjoyed among the white, professional, entrepreneurial class of "New New Orleanians." From the moment she arrived on the scene, they gravitated toward her as the symbol of the new politics they were building on the "blank slate" of post-Katrina New Orleans.
And so here's Stacy today. The lone vote on the council defending these Jim Crow symbols. That's your champion, "New New Orleans." Hope you're proud of yourselves.