Saturday, August 21, 2010
Image: Ballard Hides Under Desk as Community Storms City-County Building
I get this image of Mayor Greg Ballard hiding under his desk like George Costanza in a Seinfeld episode as the community demands leadership from its Mayor in the latest IMPD scandal where an officer allegedly killed a motorcyclist while impaired.
The Indianapolis Star's Jon Murray and John Tuohy co-penned this article from this morning's Star. In it, the writers describe a scene where community leaders crowded the lobby outside Mayor Ballard's 25th Floor office waiting for answers.
Now, the Mayor can't pawn this off on just the Democrats wanting answers. It's the entire community now. Short soundbytes and surrogates aren't going to cover it. The man is going to have to make a decision.
When will the Mayor lead? He continues to pass the buck on so many issues. From satellite voting to CIB to a variety of other issues, Ballard has been silent until forced to act.
It makes you wonder: did Mayor Ballard ever have to make any decisions as a USMC Lt. Colonel?