Louisville, KY - The death of Metro Council President Jim King came as a shock to many throughout our community and has opened the door to the inner workings of the Democrats on the Metro Council. Two major obstacles must be overcome immediately and it has already become a farce behind closed doors.
first issue that will be addressed is who will replace Jim King as
Metro Council President for the remainder of the year. There will of
course be no Republicans considered and the choice has been narrowed
down to 2.
Marianne Butler, King's longtime admirer and student of
all things wrong with elected representatives in Louisville, was
already pushing for the job as early as last Thursday when news of
King's passing was released, No time wasted for her and an insult in my
opinion to the memory of Jim King.
Then we have David Tandy, a
Councilman lawyer who thought nothing of signing a non disclosure with
Cordish denying we the people any accountability of our money. To say I
am underwhelmed with either choice would be an understatement but
barring any unexpected payoffs in this case Tandy wins.
King gone no one currently has the money or the power to control the
council as he did. Rumor has it that Butler wants the job solely so she
and her boyfriend can benefit from some land he owns by U of L. That
would explain why she didn't care much for mourning and went straight to
politicking for the Council Presidency.
The edge has to be
Tandy's. Republicans would surely vote for him over Butler, and the
Democrats will split. With 25 votes total available, only 13 are needed
to win. Republicans hold 9 votes, Tandy has his own vote meaning he only
needs 3 Democrats to win. He will pick up District 1-6.
Thank goodness David James opted to stick with his Democratic Majority caucus title.
The second thing on the horizon is who will replace King in the District 10 Metro Council seat.
The fix WAS in to install, I mean select, County attorney Mike O'Connell's choice, Pat Mulvihill but there may be a chink in the armor.
Alderman Steve Magre has put his name in the hat for consideration.
Magre needs to stay retired and Mulvihill needs to be excluded.
On top of all that, Magre and Holtzmann are close friends of very questionable people in Democratic circles
including pedophiles such as Bruce Ewing.
Yes we sincerely hope
the Council does not allow this has been, Steve Magre and his wannabe
relevant again counterpart, Rob Holtzmann, anywhere near public office
Nor do we want or believe a hand chosen candidate such as
Pat Mulvihill should be installed, er, appointed, because of political
connections to O'Connell and the cover up machine.
At last report
there were approximately 10 candidates, that include Representative
Reginald Meeks cousin, that had applied so far.
One would hope
this Council does the right thing and goes with one of the others to
break the stranglehold that has destroyed Louisville because of the
recycled antics of questionable insiders.
But as usual we don't expect them to...
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