In response to this brilliant post by Oyster, I commented as follows. This is pretty much what I have to say about the public housing issue addressed by the City Council yesterday.
Suffice it to say that after the vote yesterday, I am even prouder to be a New Orleanian from World Class New Orleans.
The "activists" (who seem more like "passivists" as in "passive-aggressivists") aren't interested in actual effective solutions.
They want the theater.
Looking for a good guy in this one is like looking for a good guy in the Contra/Sandinista thing in the Reagan years.
There are no good guys.
Stacy (Head) versus Tracie (Washington)?
None of the above.
The idiots (Vitter and the passive-aggressivists) have accomplished the impossible.
They have made the City Council look brilliant.
UPDATE: Adrastos really gets it right, and adds some historical/hysterical perspective.