“Extrememe bias reporting”

Here is the mayor on Facebook:
















Yes, ”very quiet and reserved,” except when shooting from the hip on Facebook.

One personality trait that hurts him even in his “quiet and reserved” phase is his utter inability to call a wrong a wrong, if it has anything to do with him. It would not have been hard to support Guy Hatch the man while condemning the inappropriate behavior.

But no. The mayor doesn’t have a mea culpa in him. He sees everyting as a political attack to be parried. That causes the watchdog to constantly growl at him. He needs to show he’s got a moral compass by denouncing unethical behavior.

The reason is staring him in the face. Look at the last comment in the Facebook posting. Citizens sensing dysfunction of any sort are going to vote down Stockton’s recovery tax.

I understand this post has been removed. Wiser heads prevailed?


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