Democrat Vernon Brown said the vote didn't matter. He says the mayor could have kept reappointing Straub, whether the council liked it or not, so he voted for Straub.I haven't heard a more mealy-mouthed, pusillanimous excuse from a politician since George W. Bush signed off on McCain-Feingold.
"If the whole council votes no, he'll still have a job tomorrow, right? We don't have the authority to get rid of him, it's unfortunate," said Brown, a Democrat.
It's been a long time since I've seen an elected official worth the match it would take to set them on fire.