Though we can all understand the urge to want to "get" Gavel Gertie for any number of her failings, transgressions and crimes, it was always a stretch to call her unilateral and unnecessary banning of signs an "ethics" violation. Thus the outcome is, as stated above, no great surprise.
But once again, this could have been an opportunity for Cherie Kidd to fill in some small portion of the vast empty space in her head and learn something. That, apparently, did not happen. "I really think the charges themselves are rather frivolous," says Kidd, missing the point that her banning of signs might also meet that criteria, and, again, missing the chance to learn and grow. Instead, she's "very grateful that the community has given me so much support and encouragement through this time. I do my best to serve...I try to serve appropriately and I did my very best."
Just imagine that the frying pan is a sign, the brown cat
is a City Council member, and the garbage can is City Hall,
and you can see that Cherie was justified to be cautious.
I guess for me it all comes down to what the hell Cherie Kidd, Deputy Moron, was so fearful of at "that meeting" on that night. Was she afraid that someone was going to swat her down with a sign? That people would pile their signs up and start a revolutionary bonfire in City Hall? What was the potential, theoretical dreaded outcome that she was just so motivated to avoid? Certainly it couldn't have been merely to protect her own fragile (but steel panty-clad) ego?
And going forward, I have to wonder just what a sign is. Can a t-shirt be a sign? A lapel pin? A political button? Will she want the police to check cars in the City Hall lot before a Council meeting for bumper stickers?
Given Cherie Kidd's failure to lead, learn, grow, govern or apologize for her many, many weaknesses and shortcomings and blind spots and her embrace of obstruction, rudeness and ignorance, I can think of only one sign that would be appropriate to show her...