Give her a well deserved break

We are killing the golden calf… or something like that.

Is it surprising when, through a weblog, only one member of our city council has made herself the lone target for the slings and arrows that rightfully should be directed to all nine of them, that the target might grow weary of being a human pin cushion?  It shouldn’t be.

Sandy Carmany is the only council member with gonads big enough to keep us informed on a daily basis of all of the happenings she feels she is able to discuss.  So, naturally, commenters have gravitated to her like flies to the kitchen and it is taking a toll.

I spoke with Sandy yesterday and thanked her for the many hours she has taken to keep us abreast of development in the David Wray fiasco.  She confided that her transparency has become onerous because of the hours she spends at the keyboard.  She said she has considered stopping altogether, but, for now, she has decided to simply take a break.  We should abide her decision or we are going to lose one of best official sources of information and opinion this city has ever experienced.

It is high time for other council members to take up Carmany’s banner of transparency and weigh-in hereabouts.  Tom Phillips needs to fire his blog back up.  Sandra Anderson-Groat has asked me to help her get one started and I told her I would be glad to do so.  Let’s get to it Sandra, drop me a line.  And how’s about you Mike Barber and Yvonne Johnson?  Are you willing to take up Sandy’s brand of openness to the benefit of the citizens you serve?

Sandy Carmany needs a break folks.  Let’s respect that and give it to her. (But Sandy, would you answer Jerry Bledsoe’s questions first… kidding)

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  1. Posted April 24, 2006 at 10:59 am | Permalink


    You think after seeing Sandy go through all this that anyone would want to participate?

    Not bloody likely!

  2. Posted April 24, 2006 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Maybe if the mayor oand other council members pulled their weight, it wouldn’t all fall on Sandy’s shoulders.