jjoyce wrote:The Cap Times has a hard-to-read story about the allegations against Ald. Brian Solomon this morning.
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/c ... 03286.html
There's a lot not to like in that report and I don't really want to get into the sexual assault stuff at all. What I'm amazed by is how these alders apparently pack away the booze.
What's not in dispute is how, following a council meeting, the alders adjourned to Brocach. I understand that's SOP and it's probably good for the city that political combatants can rub elbows immediately afterwards at the tavern. But then a small group extended the evening with a trip to the Bayou for Hurricanes. Ever had one? Ever had two? Not many have two and then exercise good judgment. Apparently, at least one alder thought it was acceptable to drive in this state and another announced that he needed to "sober up" before driving home.
It's encouraging that some on the council -- Cnare and Bidar-Sielaff -- are working toward defining ethical boundaries, but it's amazing that it hasn't been done sooner. Anyone who has any knowledge of workplace ethics and safety would recognize a downtown bar crawl as something to avoid.
I want to apologize to Jason for derailing his thread.
Reading back over his original post in which he links to an article at the Cap Times that includes several paragraphs discussing the inconsistencies of the positions taken by elected public officials such as Lisa Subeck, council President Lauren Cnare and Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, I realize now that Jason wanted this thread to cover only the topic of the ethical boundaries of alcoholic behavior.
I was mistaken to not read Jason's FAQ page and try to understand his unwritten rule to not leave a comment that does not contribute directly to the cluster circle of self-nicknamed members of Jason's personal little forum club.
I regret the error. Please carry on with your collective digital webmasterly workmanship.