Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I'm tired and I'm angry
The Council voted 7-6 tonight to accept something that no longer exists, the resignation/retirement of Willie Herenton. I predict this will not hold up in court, and that he will stay in office well beyond the end of this month.
I am beginning to believe that he set this up deliberately to embarrass the Council, particularly Lowery and Strickland. He is now jerking our chain, which is not the act of a leader, or even an adult. Unless the Mayor provides a new letter confirming retirement on July 30, he will not go.
I believe these actions are the actions of someone who is no longer stable enough to hold the office of Mayor. I believe an ouster suit challenging his capability to serve could be made, and succeed. I don't want it to ever have to come to that, but his actions are injuring this city to a point from which it may never recover.