Re: Mayor needs to learn tolerance
This whole situation with the Garrett mayor reminds me of a local professional who was caught shoplifting on camera.
This person was in a gas station with a friend and while at the counter paying for his fuel purchase, the clerk momentarily left the counter unattended. In that brief time, the local professional snagged some small items off the counter and pocketed them. He was caught and pleaded guilty to a minor misdemeanor conversion charge because he was too stupid to realize his actions were being filmed by security cameras. What's amazing is how successful this professional is in his career and is still so. My own personal dealings with him have shown him to be an opportunist and as the shoplifting conviction shows, he is willing to enrich himself at the expense of others if he thinks he can get away with it. The fact that he is routinely trusted with others' property sickens me.
Hoeffel's actions are very similar. When she thought no one was watching, she acted in a manner that showed her true colors (petty and bigoted). This candid recording reveals her character more than any number of public apologies. How can she be trusted to conduct city business in a fair, impartial manner? What if the next time she has to make a decision that would benefit or harm a Sikh, Muslim, Jew or any other non-Christian? Her reputation is irreparably damaged and if the city in question was larger than a cow town, her own party would have likely forced her to resign.
I can only hope that Garrett remembers this the next election and ignores the big (R) next to her name.
Oh, who am I kidding? I'm sure plenty in Garrett (or the entire state of Indiana for that matter) applaud those actions she took against what they consider an "outsider".
Apples are good,
Oranges are bad,
Lemons are rude,
Bananas are perverted,
And kumquats are just, plain evil...