An annual quality-of-life poll done by the University of New Orleans found widespread dissatisfaction with local leadership, with just 24 percent of those polled saying they approved of the job Mayor Ray Nagin is doing and 48 percent approving of the City Council.
Those are lower approval ratings than either George Bush or Dick Cheney ever got. Those are sickening numbers. Maybe we'll finally get real about standing up to his destructive policies. Or, you know, we could continue to be deferential as his administration crumbles and as we squander whatever goodwill we had left with the rest of the country.
Aspirant Mayors who have not consistently called out the Mayor for his various failures will not have any credibility to replace him.