Plusquellic's forces have already shown that they will be a lot more aggressive than the lackadaisical 2007 Democratic primary campaign against former city councilman Joe Finley that produced a low turnout. It gave his opponent an opportunity to show up better than anticipated and an opportunity for City Hall to reflect on the political adage that nothing should ever be taken for granted.
As for those 15 mayors, I'm sure it occurred to some of them that this nonsensical recall effort could encourage similar costly and disruptive initiatives against any of them down the road for the dumbest reasons. As for Mendenhall. I was amused by his comment to the BJ that he was pleased a date had been set for the election. To quote him as he envisioned the 6-term mayor being led to the gallows: "After 22 years the city has a chance of getting a new mayor."
Wrong! The voters have that chance every four years on election day.