What a Shame?
What a shame that the law firm of the former councilperson has opted to withdraw its quest to become the city attorney. In the words of Glenn Beck, "here is how we got there."
As we know, the syndicate was reelected by a landslide. Hence, the overwhelming majority of island registered voters, albeit from Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island (and the other 53 states), wanted, and expects business as usual. They are entitled to getting what they want.
But they appear to have run into a bit of a problem. It seems that despite half a year after being reelected and enjoying a 5.5 to 1.5 majority on the council, they have succeeded in doing nothing more than allowing canines to defecate in city parks, can't figure out how to pay for their mess without blatantly hitting everyone up (except businesses of course) for more money, and denigrating a reputable power company (the only one that serves the island by the way). These diminutive actions are not big or fast enough to reach their goal of commercializing Marco a la some sleazy tourist trap in time to run out the concerned full time residents before they leave naturally (as in death).
So, what better way to facilitate what the majority wants than the city attorney position to be of the same mindset?
Additionally, we must be cognizant as to the feelings of our former brethren that fell all over themselves to exult their extolling praises of "supporting the new council" and "we all must get along" and signing Kumbaya – heck, we don't want to be inconsiderate to our former allies, do we?
And besides, who does the minority of the electorate think they are – do they somehow think they are right? The American electorate majority has always been correct, hasn't it? Didn't the majority vote for Jim Crow laws, segregation, the denigration of women, slavery, and infanticide to name but a few crowning jewels of wisdom by the majority – all facilitated by their lawyer/judge cohorts?
What a shame – not!