The following column featuring the Blue Suit is written without notes, e-mails, evidence and sources. This column is all out of my head – made up-100% completely. It is fabricated and fake. But don’t ask the Blue Suit to agree to this description. The Blue Suit takes this column seriously. He feels there is some truth to the column and certainly the truth comes out when I, Josh Resnek, editor of the Leader Herald, interview the Blue Suit and spell out in narrative what exactly he has to say.
“Many people may feel I don’t exist, but I do,” the Blue Suit repeats to me over and over. “ I’m as real as Jason Marcus,” joked. “I didn’t have the chance to speak to Mike Marchese or Stephanie Smith before the election,” he recounted to me as we took drive around the city on Election Day.
“I was very unsure as to who would top the ticket – Mike or Stephanie?”
“I don’t think it really matters. This I know. Mike won’t allow the mayor to run unopposed next time around.
“But I’m not sure if Stephanie has it in her to run…but her candidacy, from my experience, would be ideal,” the Blue Suit said to me.
“Why?” I asked.
“Because she’s a woman. She’s a mother. She’s a wife. She’s successful in business. She’s assertive. She’s smart. She’s young. She talks only about what she knows, and she studies issues. Bottom line, she’s very very sharp, just the kind of candidate who the changing city would likely give quite a few votes. Could she beat the mayor? I don’t know. Right now I’m in the corner with those who believe, as his best friends believe, he’ll be the mayor forever. Nothing lasts forever. We all know this intuitively,” the Blue Suit said to me.
“I watched the School Committee meeting Monday night on ECTV. What a show that was. Actually, it was more like a three ring circus with fireworks and daredevil acts. Fred Capone was on fire. I hadn’t seen him confront the mayor with so much vigor and vitriol – never. And Fred looked fit and strong, strong enough to take the room apart if he got angry enough. I wondered to myself what is up with Fred? Does he still have it in him to want to be the mayor of Everett? Yes. I believe he does but I’m not entirely sure,” the Blue Suit added.Continue reading “— Eye on Everett —”