We were completely sincere in this observation and argued that the banners are every bit as inappropriate as the monuments are and that they should all come down. So we were surprised to find the next day that councilwoman Stacy Head had drawn a similar read on the situation as we had. Although, as Jarvis DeBerry says here, I think Stacy's argument is somewhat more tongue-in-cheek that ours was.
It seems more likely that Head's primary goal is to call out Mitch Landrieu, the mayor who leaped at every opportunity to embarrass and talk down to her at a Dec. 17 City Council meeting. The mayor successfully urged the council to take down monuments celebrating Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis and the White League. Head asked Landrieu where this action would lead us. How will the city determine what else is so offensive that it warrants removal? "Is there only one group whose feelings matter?"It's good thing we cut that out of the show. Otherwise I wouldn't know for certain whether she was trolling Mitch or us.