Thursday, September 01, 2005

Empty Chairs...And Yet, No Chairman.

I've read many of the observations and critiques of the speeches and hoopla surrounding yesterday's Arena Groundbreaking, but I haven't yet heard anyone comment on how odd it was that Roscoe Turner wasn't asked to be on the stage with the other dignitaries (Steve Alter, Bob Dick and Rev. Jim Miller) and Mayor LaFortunes wife and kids.

Protocol is that if the Council is to be involved in an event, the Council Chairman is either invited to speak, or to sit with the Mayor. Last year I attended many city celebrations and ribbon cuttings and Randy Sullivan was uniformly allowed to participate.

I leave this as a mere observation and let others speculate as to why protocol hasn't been observed much this year.

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