Saturday, August 4, 2012
Robart's photo: No, not what I first thought!
What, Dear Reader, could that be all about as he looked own on his witnesses from a scissors hoist (crane?)?
Had this conservative Republican critic of Federal spending just received another half-million-dollar check from Uncle Sam to hire more firemen?
Was he announcing a new contract with Chick-fil-A to move its headquarters to Portage Crossing?
Had he been named the Mayor of the Year by the Tea Party for his rousing welcome to their members earlier this year at the Riverfront Centre Mall?
Had he won a bet and tossed his buddy Summit County Republican Chairman Alex Arshinkoff into the Natatorium pool as a fund-raiser for his next campaign?
Or was the mayor thinking about his success in blocking a Natatorium family rate for a wounded Iraqi veteran in a same-sex marriage?
Or had he just heard assurances from Mitt Romney that mayors are people, too, even if the GOP candidate had once insisted that we don't need more firemen.
Alas, none of that. The mayor was lighting the Municipal Flame heralding the opening of the Falls' Bicentennial Celebration.
For progress at City Hall, where the mayor has been known as a quasi-Olympian himself for his marathon jogging, the human side will have to wait.