We would like to clarify something about yesterday's post. Us thinks we mostly right with clearness and with concision. Perhaps not.
For some unknown reason, some think we took a swipe at Ms. Kurzejeski yesterday, and Madden by implication, by noting that she does not seem overly partisan. Au contraire and to the contrary.
The fact that Kurzejeski and Glasheen do not come out of the often bitter, brawling, gutter world of Troy politics is a positive and we are excited to see the results. It is a fresh approach and we hope it works.
We do worry that we will misspell her name, but we can live with that stress. The point, however, still needs to be made: while citizens everywhere insist they dislike partisanship and desire clean politics, dirty politics still works.
We did hear some funny news yesterday that could change the entire landscape of Troy politics.
Apparently, the City Council (note, City Council) has an office. However, the new Council President has made it her office and will not allow other Council members to utilize the space. Ms. Mantello has the key and keeps it locked. Funny, yet petty. Former Council President Wiltshire did not do the same as it is the Council office, not the Council President's office. A minor but telling act.
On the plus side, Council President Mantello is making a concerted effort to have the Council Chamber painted. Until that is achieved, we don't see a way forward for the City. We're thinking an off-white (no offense) or a soothing mauve.
Now get out of here and hey, lets be careful out there.