"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 31 August 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A PERSON CAN ONLY TRY": 

We are not talking genius-level here. It is quite possible that the target of the evening was Mr Gallo and what
happened to Evelyn a big ' Oops '. Once the damage was done, there was no way to fix it. Not that they tried 
from what I gather. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 1 September 2015 at 16:24


I sat beside John Abel.  

I heard clearly what he said. 

His  friends and associates confirmed it in different ways during the election. I watched it unfold. 

Others disassociated themselves  from "the group" after it was over.

Apart from his family, being elected is likely the best thing that ever happened to John Abel. 

Heading the poll was  probably added satisfaction.  As it would be to most. 

It's a pity he did not grow to warrant the trust bestowed.

What was done can't  be undone. Lack of judgement is hardly an excuse. 

John Abel chose his target deliberately and it wasn't John Gallo.


I don't know  the peak  for readership . There's a lot I don't know about social media. 

Today's Views at this moment are 765. I think that may be the highest yet.


Anonymous said...

I am not sure that was an excuse being offered. During the election, Mr Gallo pointed out how high the insurance rate were
and he might even have suggested the town shop around to get better ones. I did not pay attention and probably should have.
But I do see your point. The man was determined to get re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nasty piece of work up close.

Anonymous said...

Somehow when one tramples on others en route to an electoral success, it comes back when least expected to remove a significant

chunk of reputation and respect.
This is very early in a new term but it does seem that Mr Abel has some personal public relations problems that he cannot blame on town staff.
Should be fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

He's only topped the electoral charts twice - the first as a rookie! Any problems you think he has are in your imagination, 19:58.

Anonymous said...

First time was a slam dunk for all the group.
What happens as we move onwards is more interesting,

Anonymous said...

How do you explain the second time, 09:03?

BTW, "the group" didn't tie for first place.

Anonymous said...

12:06- Oh how about that only about 30% of the electorate voted. You can bet that he had every Cultural and Heritage voter in the Town, who were probably 95% of the 30% who voted.

Anonymous said...

You did see the field of contenders ?

Anonymous said...

Yes and your name was not there. Why?

Huh?! said...

That's correct, 15:50 - I didn't see one Anonymous on the ballot.