...Mark McGrath will be there!
The Mark McGrath sign rage story is low-hanging fruit. It still tastes sweet. The former and would-be-again District 2 Councilman was fed up with illegally placed political signs. So much so that he took the law into his own hands. McGrath said he had every right to take the Wiltshire sign down. Which, of course, is not true. McGrath actually had no right to take the sign down. Still, one can understand the seething rage engendered by such brazen flaunting of the law. What's next? Gangs? Shootings?
McGrath isn't wrong about the Wiltshire campaign, however. We do see signs on public property and the vast majority of them are Wiltshire signs. Strange, though, that this is what stirs McGrath's inner Batman.
For instance, back in the day, McGrath was oddly silent when Mayor Tutunjian used Troy Code Enforcement to punish people for criticizing his administration. The most notable incident involved Jim deSeve. The Mayor of Troy, using government to punish dissent. Where was McGrath? No doubt keeping the land safe from signs.
Thankfully Mark will soon be back on the City Council. He'll have plenty of opportunity to showcase his trademark jack-assery.
See you at Thursday's debate.