snoqueen wrote:Ugh indeed. She was one of the worst alders I've seen in a long time -- rarely on time, rarely prepared, gave rambling incomprehensible speeches at every chance, totally in the pocket of Bob Dunn (Mr. Edgewater) and totally deaf to other voices in her own neighborhood, no evidence of concern for those with no civic voices at all, and a showboat.
Wow I've met that girl. Totally thought she was blowing smoke about politics though. Complete
egomaniac, and sort of notably flaky I thought. Basically kind of like an overgrown teenager who starts name dropping at the slightest hint of a mix drink. Her vision of local politics is all
money. She has no concept of the idea of "petty power". Maniaci would be a bad influence on the character of this town and if Mayor Dave likes her, that says something about him. She is, may I say though, smoking
I always thought Dave put the "Appleton" in Madison anyway, Mayor Dave really stewarded the transition of Madison from a true bohemian sort of place, to the more 'Middle-America', just like everywhere else kind of place it's increasingly become. Talking to Menaci, I feel the decline would only be hastened, she doesn't care about anything but pockets and favors.
Side note, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I've rather felt the town has regained a bit of its old luster under Soglin, and I hope we get someone more like him once he decides to leave.