xeni at June 18th, 2014 17:31 — #1
seign9 at June 18th, 2014 17:45 — #2
I get that what he did is embarrassing but, is it that bad that he had to step down as Mayor?
andy_hilmer at June 18th, 2014 17:51 — #3
Context is everything. Not only was it inexplicably petty, but it's slightly political as well, in that the lawn-owner was outspokenly against dogs and their poop. So pretty much on the level of tearing down someone else's lawn signs, but with an added fine for littering mixed with a lingering smell on the mayor's fingers. Democracy at its best.
thadboyd at June 18th, 2014 17:53 — #4
Damn. I read "mayor resigns after" and was hoping it was that jackass in Peoria, Illinois.
digitalartform at June 18th, 2014 18:04 — #5
The unfortunate thing about politicians who make horrible mistakes, own up to them and resign is that the only politicians who are left in office are the ones who make horrible mistakes, don't own up to them, and refuse to resign.
brainspore at June 18th, 2014 18:10 — #6
A "mistake" is when you accidentally throw the dog shit into the compost bin instead of the garbage can. This asshole did that on purpose, and only owned up to it because he got caught on camera.
kuangmk11 at June 18th, 2014 18:11 — #7
Absolutely. It speaks volumes about his character (and intelligence). I wouldn't trust him to clean my toilet.
jardine at June 18th, 2014 18:18 — #8
digitalartform at June 18th, 2014 18:22 — #9
Oh. Sorry. I must have made a "mistake."
karls at June 18th, 2014 18:45 — #10
Often it is exactly those little things that dishonor people. With worse crimes the situation is usually more complicated. There are two sides to every story and if all else fails they may at least bolster your villainous badass credentials. This, on the other hand, is just so petty that there is no way to come out of this looking good.
imb at June 18th, 2014 19:52 — #11
karls at June 18th, 2014 20:01 — #12
At least he went all-in and scored a few audacity points.
karinagw at June 18th, 2014 22:27 — #13
"the June 7 incident was a lapse in judgment"
"At the same time, these events continue to be embarrassing to me"
It seems like there may be more than just the dog-poop incident.
samthepea at June 19th, 2014 07:38 — #14
"You don't scare me, that could be anyone's ass. Now beat it! I'm calling the shots." - Mayor DJQ
scoopmasters at June 19th, 2014 18:51 — #15
Maybe doing drugs woulod have fared better for this mayor as people seem to not mind that as much as dog poop.
bobo at June 20th, 2014 02:40 — #16
Nobody has said it yet? Ok. Here goes...
what a shitty thing to do
(grasping at low hanging fruit)
jill at June 20th, 2014 03:14 — #17
I live in the next town over in La Canada - this is hilarious!
xeni at June 23rd, 2014 17:31 — #18
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