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The McInnis mess – part II

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Political scandals such as this one have a predictable arc. The candidate/elected official/senior appointed official is caught red-handed in behavior so questionable that denials are futile.  Loyal spinmeisters blame the press, or focus on some minor detail of the alleged transgression that can be effectively disputed, thereby (they hope!) discrediting the rest of the accusations. […]

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City Council, Fellini, and Spinal Tap

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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“It’s like a Fellini movie!” said a delighted caller yesterday evening. I knew what he was talking about  - like me, he was taking a break from the Olympics to watch our intrepid city council members, as they wrestled feebly with issues so bizarre, so unseemly and so surreal that they seemed not just Fellini-esque, […]

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The horror! The horror!

Monday, March 16, 2009

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“Mistah Kurtz – he dead.”  It was a “Heart of Darkness” moment for Republican elected officials in Denver, as they bemoaned the Colorado Supreme Court’s 6-1 decision upholding the legality of Gov. Bill Ritter’s property tax “freeze,” which the legislature enacted last year. Oh, the poor taxpayer!  Oh, the ruthless, tax-lovin’ libruls on the Supreme Court!  […]

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