Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
I was talking with a friend over dinner last night who expressed his chagrin over local politics.
You know Tom, Tosa politics has become - well - too political.
Without boring you with the gory details of that uplifting dinner conversation (don't you just hate it when someone spoils a perfectly good dinner with small town politics) I think that the kernel of his frustration was that things appear to have gotten a bit out of kilter over in the Palace. At least for his tastes.
Now I know that most of you could give a rat's patoot about my impression - but my impression is that we have an ambitious Mayor.
What's not to like about that?
And the Republican Party is itchin' for payback.
So, when your Mayor is better looking than everyone else's Mayor you have electability.
Which would explain why you want to carefully package that blonde ambition with political advice purchased from Jessica McBride.
Tosa's Mayor might just be anointed as The One.
Remind you of anyone else?
Which also explains why the conservatives have kept their mouths shut while our Mayor pulls-off a big spending project like the Hart Park renovation.
Anyway, the road to higher office is long and sometimes fraught with hazardous detours. So it doesn't hurt when Council members start dropping by the roadside. That way you can
pack the Council with your own people carefully select the most qualified candidates to fill these positions so that they may dutifully serve the people.
Former Alderman Purins 7th District seat is the next to be filled.
Applications for this position are due by the close of business on Wednesday, April 8th. Interviews will be conducted the evening of Wednesday, April 22nd.
The selection committee is populated by Alders Krol (Chair), Nikcevich, Walsh, Ewerdt and Birschel.
Inasmuch as the current administration has chosen to not air this committee's work
live (unlike the other committees) I will carry-on with the spirit of transparency. Here are the first two candidates:
I'll update this posting as more candidates submit their applications.
Rest assured - the dog and I will render our prediction of the outcome shortly before the interviews are conducted.
I'm going to hit the road now because I hear incoming. I expect to be off-line for a while so I'll catch you after Easter.