Monday, March 23, 2009
A Voice from the Other Downtown
Today I encountered a Downtown merchant. He noticed the button on my shirt.
He asked, "Do you think he has a chance?"
I told him I sure hope so.
"Tough to beat an incumbent," he warned. And then he got started.
"We haven't had a good mayor since..." he began, and then paused to dig around the memory banks.
"Murphy sucked. Sophie sucked. O'Connor sucked. This guy sucks," he continued. "We haven't had a good mayor since ah, since Caliguiri. And Flaherty."
"Pete Flaherty." he emphasized with a sly grin. "He had the [redacted] to take on the unions."
Had a lot to say. Claims he's not alone.