Wednesday, August 27, 2008

manning the barricades at 200 Ross

Like many others I can't really make sense of the news out today that Pat Ford released a resignation letter of sorts to the media. Neither the purpose of the letter nor its particular content make much sense on the surface. I really just want to ignore this because it's all just so odd.... but there is one thing.

What really irks me is that the letter talks about how "people perish" at one point and about "loyal soldiers". Perish? Soldiers? Who in their right mind drafted that language?

Seriously, someone needs to lay off the martial language. I know some consider public policy a contact sport, but that letter is more than a tad bit over the line. If Pat Ford or his attorney really wants to act tough I think I can find a Marine recruiter in town who might be willing to talk to them.


Anonymous MH said...

Ford probably watched too many war movies. I hear he was a nice home theater.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:17:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Sorry, typo. ... has a nice home theater.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." is from the Bible, Proverbs 29.18. But Pat says, "As I always say..." Well, nice to know he 'always' quotes the Bible.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger EdHeath said...

If Pat Ford had simply said that he had received no support from the administration during the investigation, that would have been convincing and a sufficient reason to resign. Instead he leveled charges against the administration that he was a big part of. Now he is practically begging for a subpoena. He better have his immunity agreement already worked out, because otherwise it would be a fair question to ask why Pat Ford, who was in a position to control at least part of the situation, did nothing about the “culture of deception and corruption”. Maybe we’ll find out why he needs a defense fund to pay for Lawrence Fisher.

I mean, honestly, why would any adult be stupid enough to whine “why did you make me do bad things?”. The Mayor is a third generation politician. Did he learn as a young boy at the supper table that he is supposed to be corrupt? Did his dad and grand dad tell him that everyone expects that, and that he shouldn’t be bashful, people will respect him all the more? They seem like such rank amateurs…

Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious?? Do you really wonder where Mr. Ford's literary skills come from?? Have you never read "Love of Couch"??

I would love to be invited to their home for a dinner party....probably would be like sitting in a dinner theater.

Friday, August 29, 2008 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

love of couch? Maybe they do love all of their furniture.

but as Ed gets to in the end.. it's just hard to figure what the point of any of this is. Does Pat Ford need a fund to pay for a legal malpractice suit against his own attorney? I'm waiting for door #3 to open, but it is conceivable that this is all just an ill-advised exercise in venting. The facts on the public record just don't make a lot of sense just yet.

My best guess... this is all to get some earned media for a campaign to lauch a secession movement down in Lincoln Place. PF could eventually become the first mayor after it breaks away from the city.

Friday, August 29, 2008 8:42:00 PM  

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