|Where have all the good times gone?|
It now seems reasonably obvious that Nancy Walsh has joined Josh Moran and Chris Koerber in a mad dash for the exits and will not be running for re-election to Sierra Madre's City Council this April.
How can I say such a thing? The filing deadline for incumbents is Monday, Nancy has not even drawn the papers necessary to do her thing, and City Hall is closed for one of its celebrated three day long rum and cola weekends. Pretty decent circumstantial evidence that the planet's grumpiest Mayor is indeed heading for a last political roundup, presumably with her many resentments, grudges and unisex bathroom vendettas intact.
My suspicion du jour (it was late last evening when I typed this) is that the only reason why this news hasn't been announced yet is The Nancinator wanted to save it. Done so the slow moving tree killer known as The Mountain Views News can break this news in its Saturday distributed edition. There are few good reasons to read the MVN anymore, so why wouldn't Nancy Walsh want to throw her poky pal Ms. Henderson a bone?
Kind of like what happened with the Josh Moran announcement. Or even the Moody's bond bust story that City Hall tried to save for Susan. Except we beat The Looney to that one because we actually read stuff.
Of course, it's not like half the town hasn't figured this one out already. Tattler readers have seen it coming for days. So for most savvy souls this will be at best fairly anticlimactic shocking news.
But who knows? And maybe they'll think this story is so big at our city's adjudicated newspaper that they'll actually work extra hard to get it out on time. Or at least their version of what is meant by on time. You know, perhaps by 3 o'clock this afternoon?
We'll update this story once the paper hits the street. It is our fervent hope that Nancy the Merciless will not go quietly into that political night and, as is her style (or distinct lack thereof), will bless us with a rant or two to enjoy.
If by some stroke of luck this blog is cited as a reason for her departure, I promise you right here and now that we will take credit for saving Sierra Madre.
Here is a question to mull over until that particular elephant is at last brought out into the open. Has there ever been a moment in this little burg's history when three sitting City Councilmembers decided, and all at about the same time, to not run for re-election? Seems a bit unprecedented to me.
While I'd like to be able to say I am certain it is only a coincidence that they decided to hang it up all at once, and each for their own good reasons, what if it isn't?
Is something so bad about to happen that all three figured they'd rather be someplace else when it does? And if so, what horrors await our community? Are we in trouble? Can it be that those Watchtower people are right and the end times have arrived?
If that is the case, then I must begin now to get my spirit ready. I will be watching Oprah tomorrow. Do not call me unless it is really important.