The mayor went into his version of overdrive when he returned from Arizona.
He went from a three-week Aruba-Arizona vacation mode into a Carlo “I’m back in Everett” style work mode.
This was bad news for the Blue Suit – his blue suit, who the mayor loves…to wear that is. Special consideration must be given to what exactly Carlo’s work mode can be compared with. His work ethic is about that of a domesticated gorilla on display in a zoo. All the caged gorilla can do is eat and sleep and mope around looking for something, anything to do.
The gorilla sleeps more than he eats.
The mayor isn’t a gorilla – but he sure acts like one.
The mayor back in Everett was a hard, bulked up fit for the Blue Suit to have to endure.
“Carlo put me on when he got back. He went through the whole routine…fussing with the gel in his hair, a shave and face lotion tossed on, the choice of shirt and tie and then putting me on, pants first, and the suit jacket. Then came the posturing and posing for himself in front of the big mirror in his bedroom in the Abbott Avenue mansion. I can take most things weighing me down when he puts me on, but I can’t stand the way he looks at himself,” the Blue Suit told me.
“He hasn’t taken me off or hung me up in the closet since he got back. He doesn’t sleep with me on. Boy, is he sleeping since he got back,” the Blue Suit said to me.
“Have you watched the mayor’s Facebook video bit about the 311 Department? It’s better than cinema verite mixed with Hollywood comedy,” the Blue Suit asked.
Many thousands of visitors flooded the Leader Herald’s website and Facebook site to read about and to comment regarding the mayor’s Aruba vacation taken during the worst weeks of need in the city.
Social posts soared as interest rose in the mayor’s trip.
The mayor has developed a habit of leaving the city when emergency strikes.
The Leader Herald has recorded more than 3,000 visitors to our sites since we posted news of him leaving the city and flying to Aruba while at the same time his crack team of highly paid public relations experts suggested the rest of us remain here to accept our fate.
Everett remains one of the state’s most virus stricken locales.
While vacationing last week in Aruba, the virus figures soared, the need for free food gained momentum, and the city searched for solutions to the mounting epidemic.
“I can run the city with my cell from anywhere in the world,” the mayor said many months back during an earlier trip to Aruba in March.
At that time, he left for Aruba as the city was shutting down knowing he would close city hall and not have to show up.
The mayor has shown a habit of leaving the city when the pressure for on-site, real-time 24/7 leadership is essential.
When he left for his trip last week, the city scored its highest level of infections since the pandemic changed the world in March.
In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.
Just as there were no apologies coming from the city council to Councilor Gerly Adrien for attacking her at the meeting two weeks ago, there was no mention among the councilors about the missing video of the previous council meeting that has been erased, lost, or stolen.
A search and investigation have now entered its second week without an announcement of any kind from the city about the disposition of the case.