Friday, November 18, 2011

ER #23: All Hell the Queen

City Hall Elevator Rumblings #23

Rider #1: How long is the charade going to continue?

Rider #2: You mean the one where each council meeting the Mayor has her minions come down to the podium to kiss her ring, swear loyalty and remind everyone for the umpteenth time that she was “elected mayor by a wide majority?” Seriously, doesn’t she realize that narcissism doesn’t equal leadership?

Rider #1: Amen. Not only that, but a petulant attitude does little to build consensus on any of the serious issues facing the city. And now that she has imperfectly demonstrated that there is only one Queen Bee in the council hive, it could lead to a honey-less term.

Rider #2: Perhaps, all the council Drones will tuck their stingers in and start doing the bidding of citizens. That is, if they can stop long enough in planning their next game day visit to the chamber’s $485,000 Dallas Cowboys suite paid for with city funds.

Rider #1: On second thought, maybe the Drones encourage all this council-hive turmoil. This keeps citizens from concentrating on the current Entertainment Center folly with the high financial risk that was not endorsed by either the city manager and staff, or the bond/financial advisors.

Rider #2: Bingo!

A note from counsel: These “candid” elevator conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook