I’ll be honest folks and disclose I’ve known about Mayor Mitch favoring Cynthia Willard Lewis for the council at large seat for about 2 weeks now and I expressed what I heard yesterday in comments after the angry recriminations hit these pages with the public announcement of the news. I mention all this because Willard-Lewis is one of American Zombie’s sneaky snakes of 2012 and her name has come up on these pages a time or two in connection with Fred Heebe, Team River Birch and the Heebe funded campaign to close the Old Gentilly Landfill which in turn insured more post Katrina debris would head to the River Birch Landfill.
The reaction to the news was swift, both on these pages in comments and in the local blogosphere. Jason at AZ published not one but two posts on the subject and was way ahead of the game when the rumors on the subject bubbled up last weekend as were the good people over at Daily Kingfish, which linked our posts on Willard-Lewis’ connections to Team Heebe.
This is not the first time Half Moon has endorsed ethically challenged African American politicians for the sake of political expediency. The difference is this time is Hiz Honner explained himself and it was highlighted by the Times Picayune’s Frank Donze in a story on the topic updated late last night. There is a back story here folks that dates to Richmond being exposed in the local blogs that I will not go into but I think Hiz Honner was addressing the local blogs. Here is a snippet:
“Listen. I’m a politician which means I’m a cheat and a liar. And when I’m not kissing babies I’m stealing their lollipops. But it also means that I keep my options open.” Continue reading “Mayor Half Moon causes a ruckus endorsing Cynthia Willard Lewis over Stacy Head for NOLA Councilperson at large”