Aug 28, 2015
Bill White's Confusion
Bill White's column yesterday. While I often criticize Bill for wasting his bully pulpit on grammar and his reoccurring themes, it's actually better than the revisionism he bestowed upon the Morning Call yesterday. He wrote, "The Morning Call has focused attention over the years on practices that hinted at pay to play, but those revelations never generated enough heat to trigger legislation or internal reforms." That's news to me Bill, although I realize that the paper has now ended it's eight year honeymoon with Pawlowski, that only occurred after the recent FBI raid. By my scorecard, you would have to cite examples of these revelations about pay to play you claim the paper made. Up to recent events, the paper took everything from the Pawlowski Administration at face value. In reality, the paper, and pardon me for saying, you in particular, were cheerleaders, especially for the NIZ. You even called me misguided for suggesting that the NIZ was a plan based on layers of inequity; Inequitable to most of the existing businesses in the valley, and segregating against the residents of center city. Although you now write that "Time is running out for politics as usual," most of the few local political mavericks have ended up in your Hall Of Shame. If your memory lapses continue, you might want to see your physician.