Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All Better Now?

Earlier tonight, Ray Nagin, Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, and Jackie Clarkson emerged laughing from an expensive French Quarter restaurant where agreed to do absolutely nothing substantive to address the status of Sanitation Director Veronica White.

They have a new "system" in place that will prevent future disturbances from occurring, one in which committee chairpersons will be faster to cut off the microphones of whichever speakers might be disagreeing too loudly.

Flat-out unacceptable.

Dismiss Veronica White NOW!


UPDATE:

WWL now has the raw video.

Jackie Clarkson and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell were actually surprisingly insistent that they did press upon the Mayor that Department Directors are going to have to actually answer questions now.

It will be interesting to see whether or not Council asks about sanitation contracts with Richards, Metro, and SDT. I wonder whether or not Council asks about recycling.

And I especially want to know about demolitions...



Of course there are the answers to look forward to as well.

3 comments:

Clay said...

Absolute bullshit. So now, when Stacy Head or Shelly Midura try to ask an actual question, they'll cut their mikes. Wonderful.

Jackie Clarson is a Nagin-enabler.

bayoustjohndavid said...

My first impression was the same as Clay's (and Schroeder's at People Get Ready), Clarkson's afraid to rock the boat. However, she did say council members will get answers. I'll give a chance to demonstrate whether there's an iron fist under that velvet glove, but I'm not optimistic.

I hate that cliche, but I'm at work and don't have time to rewrite.

E said...

Go easy on yourself, the cliche is appropriate.

I think we're all kind of having similar reactions. We'll have to see whether or not Council makes good.