Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Real Tragedy

Josh Brodesky has a rather elegant Rio Nuevo piece in the Sunday Star that provides a telling perspective on the nature of the Cloth and the way it usurps the public good for its own gratification.

Brodesky interviews former Mayor George Miller. I encourage folks to read the article as well as the comments it provoked. No need for me to repeat, but the following is worth emphasizing:

The wasted money is outrageous. The project is an embarrassment. But the real tragedy of Rio Nuevo is that our leaders didn't just fail us - they ignored us. They traded in our trust for fancy renderings and consultant bills, and even now they don't seem to get it.

Rarely do so few words say so much. Parts of his language translate directly to the language used here.

His words: They ignored us.
Those here: They serve themselves.

His words: fancy renderings and consultant bills
Those here: glossy pamphlets and consulting fees

His words: Even now they don't seem to get it.
Those here: They serve themselves.

Congratulations to Josh for an excellent piece of work, and thanks to former Mayor George Miller for making the piece possible. We can't go back in time and recover what has been squandered, but we can get clearer and clearer about what's in the way of actual progress.


Anonymous Another Anon said...

Release of the audit has to be soon.

Let's hope.

10/03/2010 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Robish said...

Mayor Miller didn't have a clue either.

10/03/2010 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's been said a thousand times, but what is so sick about this is what COULD HAVE BEEN.

Look at what Albuquerque did.

It's really no different with the chamber or TREO. Rhetoric and consulting fees.

I heard a company is moving into the area. I am sure Snell will hold a press conference and claim he was the prime mover behind it all. SALC will arrange for people to show up and clap.

10/04/2010 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Another Anon said...

Anonymous - Snake Snell "announced" at the big TREO lunch Friday that some biotech company is coming to town, details TBA. Oooh, ahhh.

10/04/2010 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Another Anon said...

Ugh. David Hatfield's list of potential Camper replacements at Tucson Chamber.

Cloth, cloth and more cloth.

10/04/2010 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Hatfield is a cloth groupie sycophant who puts on a short skirt and dances with pom poms. On a regular basis he provides the press equivalent of sloppy kisses and sexual favors for various clothmeisters.

10/04/2010 5:18 PM  

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