Thursday, January 9, 2014

CCRs dwT #56: Weasel Alert!

Dylan sez…
(a short and timely jotting for CCR twits Tweeters)


dwT #56:  et tu, Danish?  One of the problems with politics today is that a politicos word is good just as long as they are in your line of sight.  If they turn a corner, then don’t rely on what they may have initially espoused, planned to promise, or maybe even agreed to.  All bets are off.  Councilman John Danish should be the poster child for this toxic approach to political maneuvering, compromising, or positioning. 

Backstory clue for the information impaired:   With all the crawfish back-peddling by a couple members of the council (Danish and Webb) over the decision regarding the extension of interim city manager Steve McCullough’s agreement, one bell is certainly ringing true.  From all outward appearances, Councilman Danish is back to his old mode of political operations...if it advances his position or inflates his ego, then it must be good.  And this must account for his playing the ‘reverse’ card before the council takes some form of formal action on agenda item #35 at the January 9th meeting.

     It should be remembered, the interim city manager did not request, or promote this action to extend his agreement.  Council members and citizens, who know the value of McCullough’s work, dedication to the city and his unselfish and un-egotistical approach to managing the city, believe this is the proper avenue to take at this time.  Staff of the CCR certainly does.

     However, it seems as if Danish may be re-donning his ‘weasel suit’ resulting from what he may have expressed to some individuals as to what his ultimate actions would be.  Or maybe, Danish has already become addicted to the Kool-Aid that mayor BVD is forcing ‘newbies’ to ingest if they want to have a hearing or see one of their pet projects or issues moved forward with her ‘blessing.’  

     Regardless of the circumstances, Danish has returned to the council at a time when it is critical to right the ship of state.  So, why does he want to pull the plug and increase the water that has already been bailed out?  With community support, city hall support and individuals interested in doing what is right for the city, look for Danish to once again do what is right for usual!

     Maybe down the road the wrongheaded action he might take on this issue will haunt any plans for a continuation of public service to the city.  Staff of the CCR can only hope!  After all, should’t the seat he currently represents be occupied by a Hispanic? 

      It could be that Danish needs to hear from folks who actually know what is going on in the city.  Give him a buzz: (972) 554-5060; or send him a note at:   After all, he really needs all the help he can muster for this daunting job of representing a district drawn for a non-Anglo. 

A note from counsel: Some “Tweets” from Dylan Westie, Executive Editor and Part-time Wordsmith for the CCR, have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook