Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I don't follow the mayor
I don't follow Thomas M. Menino on twitter but he follows me. Today, I asked him to cease and desist. I doubt the Urban Mechanic himself checks in to see what quip I have to say about Dorchester on a semi-daily basis but it bothers me that some lackey is getting paid to monitor his twitter account and report back during a daily meeting. I'd rather my tax dollars go toward keeping library branches open.
I don't hate Mayor Menino, but to say I love him would be a gross overstatement, as gross as blubbery lips, ham hands, a thick tongue, cross-eyed myopia, a bleached rollie-pollie belly as big as a sow's in a political cartoon. I don't disagree with Mayor Menino though I'm obviously not looking for a patronage job. I think he is a fine public servant. I think he's a decent mayor. While I think Boston can do better, I also think it could do much, much worse in the chief executive department. To say Menino doesn't inspire me is an understatement and I find this to be relatively true among the people I talk to. Menino doesn't depress me either. He makes me shrug, "Meh! It could be worse." Not high praise, but hardly damnation.
The less I see of the mayor's mug, the better. I don't want him following me on twitter or on the street. I don't go out of my way to bump into him and there's a reason for that. I hear his handshake is clammy and that he spits when he talks. That's reason enough for me to avoid civic ribbon cuttings.
Wanna see him for yourself? Here: click this.