Overheard after protected bike lanes were removed from the Washington Street re-design:
"She is holding us hostage because of this bike lane nonsense she keeps pushing. She needs to stop. Nobody voted for her for bike lanes!" cried Drama Queen #1.You mean, eliminate the feature most folks hated in a sub-committee meeting "behind closed doors"... AND? What else is supposed to go on at a sub-committee meeting- strip poker?
"All the mayor cares about is bike lanes!" cried Drama Queen #2.
"They agreed to this behind closed doors. They deliberately did this on the down low because they knew what the reaction would be," spun Drama Queen #3.
Drama Queen #3, a clever dude, is trying to manipulate public opinion with some heavy spin.
Anybody (besides me) think that DQ's are workin' it pretty hard to turn "bike lanes" into a wedge issue against the Mayor?
As one reader put it, the DQs "are rather obviously attempting to make it their own Benghazi: keep spinning it over and over and over and over."
Well said! GA senses the DQ choir wants something- and it ain't a new and improved Washington Street.
So, who are these DQs and what are they up to?
Is a Reformer looking to sow dissent and form an anti-Zimmer coalition to take her on in 2017?
Will we see ads popping up in the paper, maybe a dopey web site, like last Fall's "Citizens for Accountability," and a petition signed by Ruben Ramos and Anthony Romano?
Over bike lanes? Jeez, that one'll sink like an iron turd. (Though bike lane politics are great fodder for satire. And on that note...)
Lock up your sons and daughters because Bikezilla is frigging pissed protected bike lanes are gone from the Washington Street re-design! Grrrrrrrr!