Mayor Dwaine Caraway seems to be enjoying himself. Moments ago, at the Trinity Commons meeting, he finished his speech with a rousing “Gimme a T! Gimme an I! Gimme an N!” and so on. The speech itself was apparently a gold mine. A FrontBurnervian in attendance sent me a text suggesting that we hire someone to follow Caraway around with a video camera. Let’s just say that the man appears to have his very own lexicon.
So Carol Reed took the podium after Caraway. Her first line: “Mayor, is your mic off?” When he replied in the affirmative, she put two thumbs up and said, “Good.”
Then Dale Hansen got up and made a joke about how he’d accidentally shot one of Pete Delkus’ dogs while hunting. “Hell, that’s okay,” he said. “Dwaine Caraway turned around and gave me a key to the city.”
We’ve got a mayor who commands so little respect that people mock him openly, in his presence. I love this city.