Age: Somewhere in the neighborhood of 90.
Health: Rapidly declining.
Grasp of Modern Life as most of us know it: Woefully outdated.
Still, he's the Mayor.
Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd:
Age: Physical age is a STATE SECRET but her mental age is somewhere around 6th grade.
(Mental) Health: Rapidly declining.
Grasp of Modern Life as most of us know it: Tenuous, at best.
Chance Cherie knows what "tenuous" means: Ten percent, at best.
Still, she's the Deputy Mayor.
But this situation is, needless to say, ready to flux all over the place. These two could drop dead, get committed or become incapacitated in any number of ways. Just about the only thing they will not do is serve any more terms as members of the City Council. Ever.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall...
This flux, this change, is coming fast. (Really, really fast, if you get my meaning.) So what happens when these two are gone? When the Fluoride Four are just the Twitbrained Two? Who will take their places?
I ask because, honestly, this is a decision that will be facing someone (voters and/or the remaining members of the City Council) really, really soon. Two new people on the Council could be transformative - or you could (per a recent email) get Edna back in there. A wide open, unopposed race? How does Council Member Peter Ripley sound to you? Or do you want to aim a little higher?
Feel free to toss out names or suggestions here, folks, because two of those seven hourglasses have only a few grains of sand left between them.
...Just how long until I fall?
Sigh...Now Cherie's friend Marie Wiggins has (you guessed it) filed her own ethics complaint - this one against the four City Council members who stayed behind after Cherie abruptly "adjourned" that infamous meeting lo these many months ago. Marie is, for those who don't know, the wife of (you guessed it) former Mayor Glenn Wiggins, whom you may remember because he wanted to log Beaver Hill where the PAFAC is located. (I wish I was kidding about that, but it's true. Sad, but true.) This is VERY CLEARLY an attempt at coordinated getback, and as such, it is exceedingly hamhanded. It is also a case of generational wagon circling, being that Cherie, Marie and Glenn have a collective age of around 300 years. That being the case, they certainly don't represent the future at all, and don't even represent the past well, either.