Communion Of Dreams


Wow! I’m Famous!!!
July 19, 2009, 9:43 am
Filed under: Government, Humor, Politics, Press

I just don’t know what to do – my name appears on the FRONT PAGE of the newspaper! Squeeee!

OK, I’m being snarky. This is hardly my first brush with press attention. I just thought that I would post a link as something of a follow-up to this post last week. And I still stand by this statement from that post:

This job is, in my opinion, one of the worst in the city – lots of work, lots of meetings, lots of responsibilities, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to piss off about 49% of the people in any given case. But it has to be done, and having conscientious citizens who are willing to take on the grief is absolutely necessary.

As davisw said in a comment to that post: “we definitely need more people with the volunteer spirit”.

Yeah, we do.

Jim Downey


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I thought that was “infamous”

Comment by Gerhardt

I liked the bit about how “architect Martha John and James Downey, president of the Country Club Estates Neighborhood Association, each listed just two references: [Third Ward Councilman Karl] Skala and [Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara] Hoppe.”

Comment by ML

Heh – “infamous”, indeed.

Yeah, we actually discussed the references thing. My thought is that since the applications were public documents, and given the nature of the matter was likely to be picked up by the press, I didn’t want to subject anyone else to getting called about it. So, I figured that listing the councilpersons would be the best thing, since they would *already* be bugged by the press.

Jim D.

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