...On a sad note, this city's beloved Public Safety Director, Dr. Frank Straub, resigned today....
Oh, I can't keep it up. Yeah, he was done nudged out, possibly by the prospect of a severe nyaah-nyaahing from the City-County Council.
The news article links to a curiously-written letter in which he spends a paragraph at the beginning resigning, a paragraph at the end thanking the Mayor, Council, etc. and the two pages in between read like a resume entry, .gov style, filled with glowing self-evaluations of improved diversity and slicked-up Homeland Security ops.
Nary a specific word about actual ongoing problems; not one mention of how the man brought in to show us rubes how to run a clean police force managed to let IMPD stumble through what was either the most amazing series of blunders in law-enforcement history or a clumsy array of multiple incidents of police evidence tampering in the Bisard case. Nope. None of that! Just shiny, shiny, shiny.
Man likely shaves blindfolded, he's so averse to facing reality.
Oh--! The Mayor's asking him to make like Diogenes and drum up an honest feller to fill his old job. Sometimes the punishment does fit the crime. You've got to pity the poor philosopher-king who'll fill those shoes next. Whattaya think -- another glib chap with a fancy degree and Big Plans to Uplift The Yokels?
Post title is a film reference -- but only as a metaphor.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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