In response to “Hoping to avoid conflict, Stuckart to make quiet exit and hand reins to Beggs” (Nov. 19):
Though lame duck City Council President Ben Stuckart and I rarely see eye to eye on matters of policy, I’ve always respected the fierce and direct way he has pursued his agenda. As fellows in the arena, I have respectfully tipped my cap to him … until this week.
After what was certainly a heartbreaking loss, he has tucked his tail and abdicated the responsibilities bestowed upon him by the voters and turned over the duties of council president, to which he is duly elected, to a colleague.
What a way to ride off into the sunset of your career, Ben. I know how much it hurts right now but the impression that you quit is tough for me to swallow. I expected more, as do the citizens of this great city.