Comment 72228

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted December 13, 2011 at 13:27:40

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the most frustrating aspect of this interlude for me, the most consternating, the most depressing isn't what Mayor Bratina did. (And I won't get into the world class conflation of issue that the discussion manifested.)

It's the fact that so much energy has been spent on it by residents.

As if anger and vitriol and sarcasm and dismissiveness is going to change anything...

...and that this response...to show that we're enraged, and that we care, dammit!...is somehow elevating the discourse in the city.

There's no question that there's been a consistently disappointing air surrounding City Hall, and specifically our mayor. But in the overall scheme of things, if the best we can use our collective intelligence and ingenuity and resiliency for is to lambaste and catcall and otherwise pillory...then I don't despair for Hamilton because of its leadership, but because of its citizenry.

I'm sorry, but we're going to have to do better than this.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-12-13 13:27:57

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