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Sunday, February 24, 2008

James River Maven: Doing My Job For Me

I am a firm believer in economy of effort and giving credit where credit is due. The Maven has been on a tear. Take it away Bert.


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Preparing Doug’s Pink Slip



Doug’s Replacement



Thanks for Explaining, Harry



To Serve and Protect Gotham

I thought Pink Slip said it best. I'll summarize here.

  1. In 2004 ... we made a mistake.
  2. we thought we were filling the mayoral vacancy with a man who would lead our fair city by working in cooperation with the other parts of our government
  3. (Wilder's) way has involved him in endless disputes with the City Council and its members, the School Board and its members, the Superintendent of Schools, the City Assessor and the City Auditor. Some of these ... have resulted in this city being the subject of national ridicule and scorn.
  4. He has antagonized ... (almost everyone)
  5. because of his attitude, ... The result has often been stalemate rather than progress for the city.
  6. Doug has failed to carry out his pledge to eliminate corruption and mismanagement
  7. Richmond spends more per resident on administrative overhead each year then do all but a few other jurisdictions
  8. We need to replace Doug with a person who can get the job done.

If you want to read the one with all the words, click on the included links.

Don't get nervous Maven, I'm sure we will disagree on something soon.

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1 comments:

Paul H said...

Isn't the English language odd. Tear has two totally diferent meanings.

Tear, a drop of fluid from the eye caused by either inflamation or emotion.

Tear, an action verb related to ripping something apart.

Used colloquially it indicates somebody, in this case, the Maven, has been on emotionally driven streak ripping something to shreds, thereby combining the two unrelated meanings.

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