the only use i find for democrats and republicans
anyway, this morning, contemplating the continuing fallout of the lowell city council's decision to fire andy sheehan, (KMLEMC--Keep Making Lowell Elections More Competitive--Kazanjian, Mercier, Lenzi, Elliott, Mercier, Caulfield--remember those names so you can happily forget them next november), it occurs to me that both the righties and the lefties are 100% aligned on the issue. don't get me wrong, there's no clearer indication that something is right than when both republicans and democrats OPPOSE something, but as an emergency fill-in, when no other indications exist, it's pretty safe to say that when the both sides stop sniping at each other, and drop any opportunity for partisanship, it must be because something is so completely obvious that even they can't find a reason to fight about it.
and so it is with the bald political screwing of the city of lowell and its taxpayers by leaving $300 MILLION of budget untouched in the blind pursuit of screwing one single solitary man and his political allegiances. the leader of this gang of six has even gone so far as to profess shock, shock i tell you that someone would question his motives for making a specific request of the city solicitor on how to word a motion so that it satisfies the letter of a law, while kicking its intent like an unwanted dog into the gutter. his pride at having found a legal way to have an individual fired is inexplicable and indefensible, yet, as can only politicians, here he is explaining and defending.