I spent the last few days away from Alexandria, both in Houston (during the weekend with college friends) and in New Orleans (participating in a national conference held by the Environmental Protection Agency), and I have to admit that I am completely dumbfounded and flabbergasted by the idiotic accusations recently hurled toward my boss, Mayor Jacques Roy.
Let me be frank:
If you are a City Councilman, after four years of litigation against Cleco, then you should know the inside and outside of this lawsuit. You should know this case like the back of your hand.
If you’re a City Councilman still confused about who stands to benefit from this lawsuit or who represents the City, then, simply put, you are incompetent and unfit to represent the interests of the taxpaying citizens of Alexandria.
You should resign your seat in order to provide an opportunity for someone who actually understands the details of this lawsuit; otherwise, your ignorance will continue to unduly burden the taxpayers of Alexandria.
If you’re a City Councilman who doesn’t understand that the Mayor is a public official of the City of Alexandria and not a lawyer representing the City, then you’re either stupid or dazzlingly unqualified.
To those attorneys on the Alexandria City Council who have lobbed such accusations, aren’t you duty-bound to report “evidence” of improprieties to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel?
Then again, I suppose that if your “evidence” is primarily anonymous comments on blogs, then it’s doubly difficult, particularly whenever you know many of those comments were composed and published by your friends.
(And believe me, your friends do a terrible job of covering their footprints.)