When There’s More of Them Than There are of us, you Lose.
By Josh Resnek
The mayor has been at it for more than a decade.
He’s had a great run.
He’s designed his position like a master craftsman, boiling down his effort to never being in the office, never exerting himself, never showing a strong work ethic and by getting sloppy now and then.
He spends enormous amounts of time out of the country on extended vacations that the city pays for, that the voters pay for. Those extended vacations irk many hardworking Everett residents.
At this point in his career, he rules by instilling fear in those he employs.
City employees are intimidated by Kickback. What he has given them he can take away.
The Lord giveth. The Lord taketh away.
Such a system of governing is doomed over time.
Since he first took office he has thrown dozens of city employees under the bus.
He has been disloyal to people who supported him, who gave him money, who helped him along the way to the mayor’s office.
He’s made promises he never intended to keep.
He’s done backroom deals that are the stuff of legend.