Bill White of the Morning Call wrote an article on February 22, that highlights Ron Angle as a really good guy, comparing him to none other than the late great screen actor Steve McQueen. We don't see the resemblance - however, if you want to align the ousted councilman to a good guy, McQueen would most certainly be a good subject because he almost always played a good guy in his 30 or so movies.
In our opinion, the problem with Whites artcle is that Angle has absolutely nothing to do with anything
today...he was properly ousted last november by the God given Constitutional Authority of We The People - simply because he is considered
by those of us that matter to be an intelligent but immoral man with absolutely no tact or
The person the reporter
should have spot-lighted is the County Executive John Stoffa who had his
opportunity to act on this daily growing swap-issue, killing it without remorse when it was
at minus 10 million in 09. No - that would have made too much sense. Instead
Executive Stoffa chose to play the "wait and see" game, and anyone who’s watched McQueen’s
"The Towering Inferno" knows that due to shady dealings, and a wait
and see attitude, the high-rise burned out of control, much like the swaption
is burning out of control today.
It's easy for Bill to look back to
the Reibman administration and point his finger, but seriously folks - what
good does that do today? We can do nothing about the occurrences of a decade
ago, but there is so much we can do about today, and more importantly about
tomorrow. The executive needs to do the right thing today...ON HIS OWN - and
worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes, with the understanding of course that tomorrow
will bring troubles of its own.
Again, in our opinions - Stoffa's tricky politics is
what has him in this lose-lose situation. If he stops playing political games,
(and that should be an easy task since he supposedly will not be seeking
re-election) he can at the very least resolve this nightmare which he is in
fact and deed directly a part of, in a manner which will serve the greater good
of The People he took an oath to serve.