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Leadership shuffling

As regular readers know, earlier this month I offered my best guess as to the expected results of the Assembly’s upcoming leadership elections – wrong again, it seems, was I.

In the intervening weeks some of my colleagues discovered an on-line video account of Dick Traini saying not-so-nice things about our mayor.  I know, I’m shocked too.  Anyhow, this somehow led to a movement to find someone else to serve as chair, though I don’t recall anyone rushing to rebuke the mayor when he’s bad-mouthed me.

So, according to a local political consultant talking shop with a friend of mine at the PAC last night, the next Assembly chair will be a former one, Debbie Ossiander.  What that means for me and my role I honestly do not know.  We’ll all know more after the formal leadership election Tuesday night, and the committee/liaison appointments that follow.



This contribution was made on Sunday, 17. April 2011 at 18:52 and was published under the category Coming events. You can follow comments on this entry through the RSS-Feed.

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  1. I was also a little surprised by that video. It isn’t often that Traini speaks with a megaphone.

    Bad-mouthing politicians only rarely accomplishes anything good or meaningful.

    Comment: Geoffrey G. Humphreys – 17. April 2011 @ 7:20 pm

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  3. Since when is telling the truth about how poor behavior or poor performance in office, bad-mouthing? Dan Sullivan is not the epitome, nor the foundation, nor even a pillar of a statesman.

    I applaud Dick Traini for standing up and speaking out for working families. Perish the thought that we should have elected officials who speak out or who I don’t know….REPRESENT THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED THEM!

    Comment: Caleb Pritt – 18. April 2011 @ 11:23 am

  4. I agree with para #1 in comment 3. And if the (mayor) bad mouths you, consider the source and be grateful.

    Comment: friend43 – 18. April 2011 @ 12:39 pm

  5. Traini just showed his true colors; he isn’t interested in working with the mayor. Blowing smoke at a union rally isn’t really the stuff of leadership so perhaps Ms. Ossiander can bring back some cooperation with the executive branch.

    Comment: Donn Liston – 19. April 2011 @ 12:55 pm

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