The Once And Future Mayor Pro Tem?

Carol Alvarado: “`I intend to temporarily – temporarily, make sure y’all wrote that down right – step aside from the Office of Mayor Pro Tem pending the outcome of the grand jury investigation.”

Anne Linehan: “We got it. Temporarily. Wanna bet?”

Kevin Whited: “In my view, the move is likely to be permanent, not temporary. Mayor White’s agenda and priorities trump Carol Alvarado’s political needs.”

Stace Medellin: “…Alvarado gave a right and left hook to those that had been attempting to use this whole situation for political gain, i.e., Addie Wiseman and Shelley Sekula-Rodriguez-Gibbs… It looks like the four employees will be going down for this, and, if all goes well, Alvarado will be back as Mayor Pro-Tem when the DA is done. Of course, who knows how long that will take. Let’s see if the opportunists named above get chummy with the DA and leak out whatever they make up–it really wouldn’t surprise me. Like I’ve always said, Wiseman is looking to climb and, given that the Republican Party doesn’t have many positions for her to take a stab at, I’m sure her eyes are on the big prize in the City.”

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3 Responses to The Once And Future Mayor Pro Tem?

  1. Vernon Guy says:

    There seems to be sort of an Enron parallel here. Even if CA (Ken Lay) didn’t do anything directly, they were in charge and if you’re gonna take the kudos during the good times, be prepared to take the spotlight when things turn South.

  2. Tim says:

    Agreed. Even if Alvarado herself did nothing wrong (and I’ve seen nothing yet to indicate otherwise), she was the captain of the ship whose crew committed malfeasance. She has to assume some responsibility for the actions of her subordinates.

    It’s damaging but not fatal. If she takes responsibility for what happened in her office, and the investigation shows she played no role in this, I think she’ll be fine politically.

  3. Dalicious says:

    Talk about wishful thinking. How do you expect her to overcome the fatal quote — “You can’t expect me to know everyone that goes on in my office?” ? Who would vote for someone who not only does not demonstrate ordinary levels of competence, but who rebels against the very notion of competence? Thank God she’s not police chief or mayor.

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