Friday, May 06, 2005

Transformational Mayor

When William Kennedy speaks, DIA listens. The guy helped keep Dr. Hunter Thompson on track. He can do no wrong. To the money quote:

"He transformed Albany, this very old city that had resisted change to the point that it was crumbling in its arrested development"

"Almost overnight he achieved the impossible: the dismantling of the longest-running political apparatus in American history, thereby giving the city its first chance in a century to present itself to public scrutiny with pride and intelligence," Kennedy said.

Ah. Remember the good old days with Mayor Whalen. The city could present itself to public scrutiny with pride and intelligence?

And the guy's dog's name was Finn McCool.