Newton’s main criteria for who would make the best Mayor? According to Newton, often the lone voice of dissent on the City Council, that the candidate be like him and not be like everyone else. “He is just like me,” Newton said. “He is not one of them.”
Well, Wengay, if by “he’s just like me” you mean no one else likes him outside of crowd at the Kizmet, then you’ve got your guy. If by “he’s just like me” you mean someone that no one else in City Hall wants to work with, then you’ve got your guy. If by “he’s just like me” you mean a disrespectful newcomer who forgets how far the city has come in eight years, then you’ve got your guy.
I only hope Wengay doesn’t drag his closest political ally Bill Dudley into Wagman’s camp. Unfortunately, I have heard Coach say some good things about Mr. Houghton-Wagman, respecting him for his business acumen. Please keep in mind that helping people redecorate does not make someone ready to lead a city.
As for the Interior Dictator, I’m sure he has been led to believe that Newton’s endorsement matters; the YouTube video within days.
Actually this whole situation makes me wonder: what exactly transacted between the City Council’s most, um, transactional member and the mayoral candidate with nothing but cash to burn.