Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Moment With Tully

Tully has a good article today. The only problem is, why would anyone want Bart to head up something when he hasn't done anything in 7 years? This isn't a new problem. It has been mounting and getting worse for a couple of years. The city-county council's majority has no idea what they are doing. Their only goal right now is to keep any ideas and proposals brought up by the Republican caucus from seeing the light of day.

Here is Tully's article.


At 4:18 PM, Anonymous BP said...

Dear Citizens of Marion County,

As you may have seen on the news, heard on the radio or read in the paper, crime is on the rise here in Marion County. As public servants, we have a duty to address the issue in a manner that is effective. I have to say I have failed you in this and for that, I apologize.

I apologize for my fixation on consolidation instead of crime. I have now realized the error of my ways. I have lost more than I have gained with this idea. With crime going up, revenues going down, the savings I had promised you failing to materialize and our bills coming due, and me without a Plan.

Many of you may have read Matt Tully’s article where he caught me thinking aloud with the questions “Who’s in charge and where’s the accountability?” “Who’s the boss?”

Honestly I’m still pondering what role I should play. I didn’t know that being the CEO of Marion County would be so difficult, it sounded so good at the time. And let’s face it I’m not the one with the “Juice”, President Gray is.

I will admit to being somewhat distracted for the last year or so and have let this crime thing get out of control. For that apologize. It’s just that I’ve had a breakup with a good friend and miss him dearly. His name is Bob Turner.

There are times on the way home I softly and quietly sing our favorite song “Ebony and Ivory”. Lord knows I miss his intelligence, his smile, his calm demeanor and most important of all his ability to make sense of it all. He was a very knowledgeable man and I’m truly loss without him. I now realize that sometimes hearing “No” from a dear friend is just another Way of saying “I love you man!”.

Marion County please give me just a little more time, this thing called leadership was not addressed in any of my Peterson Plans and so I’ve set up a sub-committee to do a little research on the subject. ln the meantime lock your doors it is going to be a long hot summer.


Bart Peterson
Mayor of Indianapolis

P.S. If you see Bob around can you ask him give me a call? He knows the number.


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