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Mary: The Fix Was In

Predictably, Mary Souza of is in high lather today, claiming that the "fix was in" last night when the City Council voted 5-1 to overhaul McEuen Field. Foams Mary in her newsletter: "True colors were showing last night.  Not only did the council seem predetermined in their views but they lacked any courage at all (except Ron) because they just sat there, totally silent, unwilling to explain to the citizens their reasons for removing the boat launch, ball fields and why this enormous, contentious project should not be put to a public advisory vote." Mary fails to explain that the council were wise not to make a statement because many in the crowd organized by Friends of McEuen were hooting and stomping at anything with which they disagreed. It was Mary's kind of crowd. You can read the rest of Mary's blow-by-blow report on the McEuen Field "fix" here.

Question: Do you suppose the fix was in for Edinger, too? After all, he had his mind made up before the meeting re: what to do, because he read from a prepared statement before public comment. Or do "fixes" only apply to those you disagree with?

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