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The Blog of Record informs us that Meehan and Pangy had a pow-wow. What did they speak of?:
Political insiders, however, speculated the political titans talked about Panagiotakos’ future: Specifically him becoming city manager.
As City Manager Bernie Lynch continues to be roughed up, Panagiotakos has said privately that he would indeed consider the job, but he doesn’t want to be viewed as pushing Lynch out.
Panagiotakos is everyones’ pol, and he relishes that. If he became city manager, however, starting on the first day he would lose some of that charm appeal and it would only get worse as time marches onward. That’s why not everyone is buying into Panagiotakos’ alleged interest.
Speaking of interest, Panagiotakos was vehement: he doesn’t have any.”Maybe five or six years from now, but not now.” He repeated it several times.
A- hem … “Discretion is the better part of valor.”
Why be CM when times are tough? If Pangy “would lose some of that charm appeal and it would only get worse as time marches onward,” that trend could be curtailed, if the fiscal conditions were better, if the economy has improved. You can’t be Santa Claus when the bag is empty. The jolly ol’ elf thing only goes so far.
Better to let Bernie Lynch play “bad cop” for a while more. Then, in 2014, we can listen to several councilors parrot the “I don’t believe in contracts” nonsense, hoping that Lynch will walk away. Then, those very same councilors will say, “We didn’t fire Lynch. We thought he was great! We are deeply saddened that he just walked away.”
PS. Pangy is one of a very few that could quite the bubble noise down. The little big men that litter our public square won’t say shit to Pangy, if they have a mouth full. They buy into the notion of “bully leadership,” so they are intimidated by Pangy. He has a powerful presence. I’m not saying Pangy is a bully, but he certainly would, as anyone would, take advantage of those that would bitch up and prostrate before him.
That said, Pangy is not the only one that could take the reins of City Hall and lead us forward. However, until Lynch is finished, why speculate? Anyone with the mojo to be CM, doesn’t need a fluffing in a blog.
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