Moving on… I plan to be at the Town Council meeting tonight. I was disappointed in a decision 4 out of 5 made at the last TC meeting (good old exemption of story poles from Winchester/Albright); however, I just couldn’t muster up enough energy to write about it. Tonight though… tonight will be interesting. The appointment of a new Mayor and Vice Mayor will take place. Barbara Spector will probably be voted in as Mayor and, if things go as they should, Steve Leonardis will be named Vice-Mayor. I’m keeping my eyes on this because, well, we all remember the debacle when the Weekly Times insinuated that Mayor Steve Rice was going to choose Diane McNutt as Vice-Mayor. It caused everyone to get in a tizzy because Spector was next in the unofficial rotation. Lately, I’ve heard rumblings around LG that if Barbara Spector chooses Steve Leonardis as Vice-Mayor, the other Town Council Members might vote down the motion. So, not to sensationalize anything, but I’m really interested in what will happen tonight. Good ‘ol politics.
Moving on, I’m so behind on reading local news. I apologize. I do have to admit that I almost spit out my coffee when I read the awesome story on the Patch about Woz’s house up for sale. I mean, this house has been on the market for months and Woz sold it years ago. My buddy, Madhaus, over at Burbed wrote a hilarious article about it back in April. Really, don’t always believe what you read. However, thanks for the laugh.
And, while I’m on a little local news tirade, did you read the editorial in the November 13th Weekly? Oh Dick Sparrer, sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I think, “What the hell is he talking about?” While I agree with him about urging the TC to select Spector as Town Mayor, I wholeheartedly disagree with this comment about Leonardis, “We are not as confident in his leadership abilities…” Leonardis walks to the beat of his own drum – there’s no question about that. However, to question his leadership abilities is laughable. While I do not agree with everything he votes for (ahem… Lincoln/McHugh 40,000sq feet of medical I’m talking about you), he stands up for what he believes is correct. Take the last TC meeting for example: he was the only one who voted against the exemption of story poles. He and Spector were the only two who voted against the Winchester/Albright debacle that ended up with the town losing a lawsuit. Leonardis is not persuaded by shiny objects and glimmers of hope. He votes the way he sees fit and doesn’t care what others think of him. He doesn’t always vote with the majority; however, he has good reasons to vote the way he does. Agree with him or not, I like the fact that he thinks on his own. If all of that doesn’t show leadership ability, then I don’t know what does. It’s not a popularity contest. At least, that’s my opinion. And, just for the record, I feel the same way about Spector.
OK, back to the grind. I promise to write new snarky articles once I get some balance back in my life. Thank you to all of our readers who have reached out to me. I didn’t die, the LG mafia hasn’t attacked me yet, there’s no horse head in my bed, and I’m ok. I want to make sure every news organization out there knows that I wasn’t intimidated either – I can just imagine the articles now: “Kir Threatened by Locals - InsideLG is Over!” No, no, no… I’m just busy. I’ll be back soon. For those of you who were hoping that I was hiding out in a hole - well, sorry.
What do you hope happens tonight? Or, do you even care?