Monday, October 26, 2015

You Can't Please Everyone

So yesterday, the Hudson Area Library staged its 15th annual Ghostly Gallop. The event was energized this year with Bob Rasner as its organizer, a new course calibrated by USATF official Jim Gilmer, and certification and sanction from USA Track & Field. Three hundred runners (and walkers) participated in the event, which raised $15,000 for the library.

Photo Elizabeth Coleman
Among the participants were mayoral candidate Tiffany Martin Hamilton and a group of her supporters. They had paid their $25 or $30 entry fees to register for the race. They had enhanced the official race-issued T-shirts with their own team logo. And they ran and/or walked the entire five-kilometer race to show their support of the library, an institution that benefits the entire community.

Photo Elizabeth Coleman


  
Yesterday evening, Mayor William Hallenbeck, his nose obviously out of joint, posted this message on his Facebook page, calling Rasner to task for failing to invite him to the event and for "allowing" Hamilton and her supporters to be part of it.

This morning, Rasner responded to the mayor in a comment.

Another day in the "Friendly City."
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7 comments:

  1. I'd like to know how much money the Mayor has donated to the new library.

    I'd also like to know how much the City of Hudson has contributed to the new library.

    And finally, I assume there is a Chinese wall between library donations and Galvan's, pardon the pun, books?

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  2. The mayor declined to join unless one condition was satisfied: that he "start" the event.

    Translation: me first; community second.

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  3. The reason Kevin carried that sign was as we were walking we noticed all of Tiffanys signs had been broken off on the bottom so they wouldn't stick in the ground. A lot of her signs have been missing too. Hmmmmm. Yes the friendly city.

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  4. The reason Kevin carried that sign was as we were walking we noticed all of Tiffanys signs had been broken off on the bottom so they wouldn't stick in the ground. A lot of her signs have been missing too. Hmmmmm. Yes the friendly city.

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  5. On another note of hypocrisy - the Mayor was at the head of the "dog parade' , the same Mayor who refuses to actually help create a dog park for his towns dogs.

    go figure

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  6. A bitter petty do-nothing Mayor. Pitiful.

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  7. Good reporting. Bob really told off the mayor. Where was he, I wonder, when Bob stopped by to visit?

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