Ohh yeah, nothing like some good ol' scandal and outrage to get the blogpocheh steamed and posting.
For all things pertaining to Diaper Dave Vitter, that righteous hypocrite and sexual lawbreaker, I direct you to Oyster's and Clay's blogs, as those two have been running with this like a house afire. The posts I have linked to here are teensy tips to massive blogalicious icebergs in those two's neck of the 'Net, so just go to Your Right Hand Thief and NOLA-dishu to take all the rest of it in. Grab yourself some cocktails, 'cause you'll need 'em.
The one that has biiiig significance for this city at this time is the dismal performance of D.A. Eddie Jordan. Prosecutors threw up their hands and said they couldn't locate a key witness in this horrific murder case that occurred a year ago, so a case that, under normal circumstances in a normal city with normal people who know their jobs and actually do them, would have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law was dismissed.
BUT...this is New Orleans. And Jordan is running things...into the ground. And, as a result, greater numbers of citizens are ending up six feet under due to unnatural causes. The ones who are responsible end up walking free and easy.
Take a HUGE hint from Maitri. And I don't just mean anyone who lives in New Orleans should stand up (or sit in front of their computers) and make themselves heard. If you've lived here before, go through Maitri's list of local lawmakers and press members and make yourself heard. If you want to live here, make yourself heard. If you have visited here, make yourself heard. If you haven't been anywhere near this area, make yourself heard, if only because it could happen to you.
Give massive congrats and support to councilmember Shelley Midura for possessing the steel ovaries to call for Jordan's resignation. Editor B is right - Midura has no authority over Jordan. As far as I know, Jordan answers only to the voters. Therefore Midura is exceeding her authority here. She’s sticking her neck out, taking a risk. She may pay a price for it.
On the other hand, Midura is exhibiting a Star Trek-ian "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few-or the one" attitude that this city desperately needs from its leaders. Which is also why B is right about this - since our elected officials are seriously incompetent, we need to get serious.
BUT - if you still need your serious tempered with a little humor, try some Tae Kwon Leap. I mean, really... don't all these politicos deserve a boot to the head?