Here's my response:
Katrina and its aftermath have caused or revealed your newspaper to be something of which New Orleans can be proud. Why, then, would you revert to Stone Age politics by endorsing four of the seven sitting City Council members?
The sitting Council is part of what got us to where we were. We don’t want a majority voice for incompetence and shortsightedness anymore.
Since the storm, every single council member has been an embarrassment in some way. Remember: when the city was still trying to get basic services up, these people took time to endorse a particular candidate for general manager of the Saints. Mr. Batt and Mrs. Clarkson in particular have displayed reprehensible “not in my backyard” characteristics. Ms. Hedge Morrell has endorsed a head-in-the-sand approach to how our neighborhoods ought to rebuild.
Please: anybody but the incumbents, except maybe Oliver Thomas.