And Brings His Heretofore Push for Transparency and Open Governance Also Into Question …..
Ted may have been faking it for years ….
Ted, if true, would you still take the position you just stated if per se, Warren Pike regularly dropped city employees off at his home to perform work while on the clock at taxpayer expense? Would you support him dispatching crews to the mayor’s Jackson street property to perform complimentary work at the taxpayers expense. Would you support him giving away free tires and other items to select subordinates to garner popularity and good will? How about utilizing the public works facility on weekends for endeavors other than city business? Does it surprise you that the consulting engineering firm and many of the contractors that you decry as questionable are so warm and fuzzy with him that they are willing to stake their reputation in his support? Would you feel the same way if you found out that he had real estate and business interests that go way back with Allen Green? Are you willing to risk any hard earned credibility gains you may have realized in the past couple of years by totally contradicting yourself and show your entire agenda to be a vendetta against Ken Parker and Allen Green as opposed to open and transparent government?
Your support of Warren Pike today brings your objectives relevant to transparency and open governance into question as their are many that would say that as affable as Mr. Pike may have been, he was very much imbedded in the Green/Parker regime for decades. Those who know the whole story understand his fall from grace. If anything, if Pike were willing to come clean and spill all the beans about Parker and Green his intrinsic value and worth might honestly be recognized and his tarnished reputation mitigated. On the other hand Ted, we know what precarious game Warren was playing, the question that all the tea party activists that purport transparency and open governance should ask is what game you are playing now?
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