Mayor heads out of town…again
By JOSH RESNEK
The mayor’s Blue Suit was singing a happy tune when I spoke with him Tuesday.
“I am so, so elated,” he said to me.
“What about, buddy?” I replied.
“He’s gone again. The mayor took off to Arizona yesterday. Yahoo!” the Blue Suit shouted.
“You may not think his vacations are right for the city and its people, but they are sure right for me,” he said, gloating just a bit. I had never heard him so happy.
“What if the mayor never came back? What if he went from Arizona to Las Vegas, and then from Vegas to Italy, and then from Italy back to Aruba? How would you feel about that?” I asked the Blue Suit.
“The longer he is away, the better it is, Josh.”
“Really?” I asked. “Who would be running the city?” “Are you kidding? The mayor’s chief of staff can handle everything and anything, and she does just that. I like her. She knows what she’s doing.”
“What’s her name?”
“Erin. Erin Devaney,” the Blue Suit replied. “She used to be the head of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. She’s smarter than the mayor. She knows what she’s doing.”
“She can’t be that smart,” I answered the Blue Suit. “How smart can she be working for the mayor? She’s put herself in a terrible position. There is no future in it. Working for him is a dead-end for everyone. There are no exceptions. How do you think she rationalizes working for the mayor?” I asked the Blue Suit.
“That’s easy, Josh.”Continue reading — Eye on Everett —