NO NO and Triple NO
With Oliver Thomas moving on to the federal pen, the city has had mucho discussion about who’s gonna replace Oliver. Well first, they need to not be a crook. That’s the starting point I think. Second and really finally, we as citizens must say no no no to ANYONE who has held a political office before. So before they even get to the point of DECLARING their intentions to run, we can eliminate the following:
Jay Batt: Nothing against you man, like your clothing stores, even frequent them sometimes. But you had your chance. The people of your district said no to you after the storm, so we must say no to you running for any office again. Sorry Jay, but NO RETREADS.
Sherman Copland: Which crooked political organization are you part of again? LIFE? BOLD? COUP? LOSERVILLE? An emphatic NO to you sir.
On a side note, if someone gets money or help from ANY of the local political organizations, then you are a 100% NO. NEVER. Until you pry this cold hard steel from my dead hands.
Jackie Clarkson: Please, another re-tread and yes another decisive NO. Do I think you’re corrupt? No not really but your guilty by association with Mr. OT and the other crooks. Sorry, move on; keep focusing on your TV career.
James Carter: Voted for you in the run-off man. Have heard some rumors about your contacts and “in’s” within the political system though. You have a job. Represent your council district first and when your job comes up for re-election, then we will decide if we want you to continue. Please do not attempt to “move up”. We will lose what respect we have left for you.
Diane Bajoie: Please. A term limited state senator trying to stay on the taxpayer payroll. No thanks go get a real job for a change.
Anyone named Boissiere: I don’t even know who these people are. But I know that EVERY political engine in this state has someone with a last name of Boissiere. Moving from house to senate to house to constable to council. Hell to the no to you sir/madam.
Rob Couhig: Never held an office. Ran for mayor. Don’t really have a no because he is very reform minded. But I just feel that Rob’s not the one. Just a gut feeling. Wait till Nagin is gone and run for mayor again maybe.
Ron Forman: Hell no. A complete disaster as a mayoral candidate. One of the worst run campaigns I have seen. Should have easily beaten Nagin but couldn’t be a tough guy. And boy do we need some tough guys.
We need fresh energetic blood. We need someone who wants to be a public servant not a politician. Public service is about serving the public, not feeding at the trough for a freaking lifetime. My guess is that some of the new blood, Fielkow for example, will serve his 4-year term and move on. Those are the types of leaders we need to seek out. Who want to serve for a short period and then go back to working in the real world. Enough of these people who make public service a career.