Friday, February 14, 2014

Post Script: Video of the Palace insurgency


We had intended to publish this post yesterday, following our ‘Wednesday reflections.”  We meant it to be a companion piece to the video replay of Monday night’s palace insurgency.

Unfortunately, the Cable 3 Video on Demand (VOD) file was corrupted, and it took town IT personnel a few days to correct the problem.  Thankfully, it is now available, and we can pass along the link with our related thoughts.


Our thoughts are relatively few, since we have not yet watched the entire replay of the meeting. 

At the very least, however, don’t you think some one, or multiple some ones, owe us public apologies for lying?  Any way you look at it, the Feb 7 Ostrich article and cited statements by Councilors Favreau and Watson do not speak to the same reality.


From where we sit, which is not in the inner circle of the ruling class, the councilor who made this comment, which we included in our last post, looks like he doth protest to much.

"I'm really upset and disappointed that Brunswick be put in this situation.  We are acting dishonorably with no integrity."


Watson said he heard about the 3 p.m. meeting at approximately 2 p.m., from Favreau, who represents adjacent District 2.


For their part, the developers — Jim Howard, president and CEO of Priority Real Estate Group, and George Schott, CEO of Schott Development — were “upset” by the meeting, and by Pols’ request, according to two officials who participated belatedly in the meeting.

Don’t you just love it when “two officials,” unnamed, provide such detail?  How much more authoritative can you be?


At least three councilors said they had no knowledge of the meeting prior to it, including Councilor Gerald Favreau, who said he “stumbled onto it” while getting his mail at Town Hall.

We can’t help but wonder what else Favreau may ‘stumble onto.’


Or who may have led him to stumble.


Favreau and Watson, who were not invited to Pols’ meeting, were notified by Brown of the meeting about an hour before it happened, and showed up at the meeting before anyone else arrived.

Reprising our earlier thought, it seems some very public, very heartfelt apologies are in order. We’re not sure exactly how many need to come clean on how many different statements and ‘reported’ details, but the number is not zero.

We always look to leaders who cite others for ‘acting dishonorably and without integrity’ to step up if they have done what they find so distasteful.


Humor may be hard to find in these circumstances, but that doesn’t stop us from trying.  We have a real problem with those who act dishumorably and without cynicism in such situations.  So we’ll close with what we hope provides a chuckle or sneer or two or three.



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