In her remarks before the vote, Head asked Landrieu to explain his plans for other monuments, including Gen. Andrew Jackson in the French Quarter, should these four come down.Article doesn't mention it but Mitch's comments on "being divisive" is a paraphrasing of Martin Luther King. (Mitch cited MLK during his remarks.) Anyway, it's good that Mitch understands this. Because he sure does complain a lot that the criticism he receives from people is "divisive." In fact, his campaign slogan, "One Voice One City" roughly translates into "Why are you being so divisive?"
"Every time there is direct non-violent action, the first accusation is why are you being divisive," Landrieu said, somewhat testily, to Head.
"I didn't create this division nor did i create this tension," he said. "You may be knowledgeable of the fact that slavery did and the Civil War created the tension ..."
Anyway, so, good job today, Mitch. Maybe work on that self-awareness, though.
*Well, okay, maybe it was the second most dramatic moment because this also happened.
Never Forget: Today a man wearing a Burger King hat and a cape told City Council that slavery is good because it's in the Bible.— skooks (@skooks) December 17, 2015