“And I would have gotten away with it . . .

. . . if it weren’t for those meddling reporters and bloggers.”

First I want to start on the positive. Mike has agreed to experimenting with snowgates and upgrading infrastructure before building new roads. Good. These are only common sense endeavors. But he needs to work on the whole ‘transparency’ thingy.

Ellis’ column proves something I thought about Mayor Mike during the campaign; He talks out of both sides of his mouth and can’t give a straight answer to a straight question. I have often believed he took the positive aspects of Staggers, repackaged them and sold them as Huether USDA choice. Snowgates? Infrastructure first? Can you say; the hallmarks of Staggers two terms on the city council?

But let’s look at the run around that Ellis has so beautifully displayed about Mayor Subprime’s transition team;

• On May 4, Huether said he was still putting “the team” together.

• Then comes May 17, Turns out the mayor was still forming his team. Actually, he said, “it’s not so much just one team.”

• By May 22, the situation had changed in dramatic fashion. “The transition team is Mike Huether, that’s it,” the mayor said.

Was there a transition team? Is there a transition team? Or is the team really just My Man Mike?

Scooby-Doo, where are you?


#1 scott on 05.31.10 at 9:29 am

of course, the argus didn’t bother to push him on any of this during the campaign. they were too busy trying to get anyone but kermit elected.

#2 l3wis on 05.31.10 at 9:36 am

You nailed it. I don’t think they were fans of Mike, they just wanted to stamp out Kermit.

#3 Plaintiff Guy on 05.31.10 at 9:46 am

I read the Ellis story. I think he sees the real Huether. Lots of chearleader but no substance. He’ll lock himself in the mayor’s office and come out in 2014 expounding on how much he saved on office supplies.

Considering Munson Damage, Huether needs a ‘Transmission Team’ to just get going and pray there’s no slipping.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 05.31.10 at 12:50 pm

Maybe his last statement is correct. Maybe no one wanted to help him in the transition.

#5 anominous on 06.01.10 at 3:50 pm

His transition team is a “Magic 8 Ball”.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 06.01.10 at 4:43 pm

Will I make a good mayor?