Oh puhleeze – give me a freaking break. Tonight I was standing with the wonderful group of people with The Concerned Citizens of Mandeville (the recall group). We were on the porch of City Hall – in the dark (as the lights weren’t turned on for us until the end) collecting some signatures. A man asked me how many signatures we had and I told him about 1/4 of what we need, but we were only 2 months into this and had 4 months to go. Then he gave me that look and asked me, “Why do you want to recall the Mayor.” It is not this camper’s first time to the rodeo with people who want to debate me on an issue. I know the difference between someone who wants to debate and discuss and someone who is looking for trouble. I said, “I’m not going to debate you.” This angered him even more. The chair stepped in and gave a brilliant mission statement and this guy went nuts (I think his wife wanted to crawl under a bench). He said, “Look at all the good things Eddie has done for this City.”
I’m sure he did some great things, he’s been in office long enough that he should have. But the proverbial “cat is out of the bag,” we now know how he did all these things and it is WRONG!!! This guy started spewing off his war record and his resume (which is always a bizarre way to prove your point). Then the police pulled him in the building. Amazing that people are so intimidated by a group of determined citizens.