A news-reading FrontBurnervian alerted me to this interesting column by WFAA’s John McCaa. He introduces the thought of “Mayor Al Lipscomb,” then uses it to show how polarized Dallas is:
Lipscomb being mayor is, to most in north Dallas, the equivalent of Laura Miller being mayor to many in south and west Dallas.
(Note to WFAA editors who just moved here from Oskosh: we capitalize the “N” in north and the “S” in south and the “W” in west when it preceeds the word “Dallas.” Don’t know why; that’s just the way we do it in these parts. Same with “E”ast Texas, “W”est Texas, etc. Just a helpful hint from a native. You’re welcome.)