sam's notes

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Friday, February 18, 2005

Wharton says we should all let the Skip Alston matter drop. St. James Homes will be razed in a couple of weeks, and that will be that.

I guess I'll follow along. What do I care? But I have to say I'm disappointed in the response from Greensboro bloggers. Except for Hoggard, Jerry McClough and Cone and Wharton (who focused on the bigger picture), not many in the local blogsosphere touched the subject. I expected more.

Here we have a public official whose private company squandered $1 million of taxpayers' money and nobody is asking him to account for it. I'll give John Robinson credit for writing:

"The point that is trying to get lost in this case is the $1 million-plus in tax money spent on a complex that is going to be torn down. Where's the outrage about that?"

Still, JR's the editor of the local paper, and he makes the big bucks to reflect taxpayers' outrage. That said, his paper's print editorial on the matter was considerably more tame.

Hey, this is Greensboro. This is what we put up with to lead a relatively easy, stress-free life void of big-city hassles. For the record, I'm looking in the mirror as I write this.


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