“… But I think his days are numbered if they both run.”
– The Blue Suit to Josh Resnek
By JOSH RESNEK
The Blue Suit and I were seated on a bench outside the Parlin Public Library yesterday afternoon. We love watching the Everett world go by us – buses, trucks,
long lines of automobile traffic, and the people – all kinds of people who are strolling about the city on a typical weekday afternoon.
No one paid any attention to us; certainly not with our face- masks on. We blended in, that is, as much as a Blue Suit (yes, the very Blue Suit worn and abused by the mayor over and over) and a bearded older writer for the Leader Herald can become a part of the background hardly noticed while seated on a bench on Broadway.
We talked about Derek Chauvin, the policeman sent to prison for leaning on the neck of George Floyd until he died.
Chauvin is white. Floyd was Black.
“I was kind of surprised the mayor had nothing to say about the jury decision,” I said to the Blue Suit.
“He didn’t really care enough about it to comment,” the Blue Suit replied.
“Really!” I said. I was surprised.
“Gee, the mayor has so much to say about diversity. I can’t imagine why he didn’t prove it by saying that justice was done.” “Are you crazy?” the Blue Suit asked. He looked at me with a twist in his face.
“Josh,” he said to me. “You’re supposed to be smart. Don’t you know the mayor yet? He cares about diversity as much as he cares about Black people. That’s zero, Josh. Don’t you get it? Don’t you understand how he thinks? He doesn’t care about Black people. He hates Black women like Gerly Adrien. He’s a typical overweight macho man in love with what he sees in the mirror when he looks at himself,” added the Blue Suit.
We watched the traffic speeding by.Continue reading — Eye on Everett —