City Council had some fireworks at tonight's meeting. It's clear that Gayor West is not going to stay out of the spotlight; though he is on vacation
for a few weeks
, he keeps popping up with unbelievably stupid public utterances, giving Jay Leno's jokewriters a daily bonanza. Some potential businesses and conventions are starting to back away from the city. (This is interesting, because the usual Commie organizations and media always want us to believe that the only way to lose conventions is by being insufficiently
So the council president proposed a resolution calling on West to take a leave of absence
for a specific period of two weeks; this would be better than vacation
because it would put the president into the official position of acting mayor.
After considerable smarmy discussion and considerable public rowdiness, the Maverick Councilwoman revealed that West's lawyers had pre-approved the resolution. A vote was called immediately, and it failed 3-3. Any resolution would have been purely symbolic anyway, since Council can't force a mayor to do anything.
Vengeance is mine, saith the Cowles.
Sidebar ... Only one citizen filed a petition to start the recall process, a young single mother who said that she wanted to set an example for her son. The Cowles Empire promptly exposed her past: former meth addict who had served time for participating in manslaughter. Her petition was amateurish, and was rather gently rejected by the judge tasked with examining such things. I had been expecting some of the 'professional' city hall types (former councilmen, etc.) to file petitions, but no go. Assumption: the insiders are waiting for results from the FBI inquiry, which could take care of things more quickly and firmly than a recall.
Update 5/19: The abovementioned citizen, Shannon Sullivan, truly deserves to be recognized as a hero. She fixed the flaw in her petition and refiled; this time it was accepted. Interviewed on TV, she said: "Yeah, I'm getting lots of support. Everybody is behind me. WAY behind, watching with binoculars."
That's Spokane in a nutshell; can't be said any better!