Sunday, April 20, 2008

listening to Jimmy; remembering Wendell

Commissioner ejects reporters from meeting, lambastes newspaper - Cleveland Metro News – The Latest Breaking News, Photos and Stories from The Plain Dealer -- These younger reporters really get it. Note here that they make it easy to do business with them, easy to get the information, listen to it, share it, promote it, archive it. I love having the option to download an MP3 called "commish."

You can get a fairly good idea, from the recording, what kind of talent Jimmy has brought to the table the past 30 years; it's one good reason we're in the condition we are today. There's not a whole lot going on here, when you get it all up in the full light of day. Lots of wind, not much substance. (But he does drop a lot of clues...)

Nobody took Wendell Robinson seriously enough, the last election cycle, when we had the option to strengthen the county commissioner triad by replacing DiMora. It would have certainly improved the public dialogue while it simultaneously weakened the Democratic Party's jobs programs. Now, with the vivacious Debbie of Bay Village trying to oust the magisterial Peter Lawson Jones, we don't have the same upgrade opportunities for our community conversations, at the commissioner level.

Basically there's no conversation under the current setup--it's all one-sided, and in public, it's a loud mouth's rant that makes WTAM's Mike Trivisono look classy and refined.

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