Monday, August 07, 2006

Don't let the door hit ya!

Archie Brooks resigned today from the Des Moines city council(hat tip: the Political Madman). Better 13 years too late than never.

From the Des Moines Register's copyrighted story:

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie said Brooks did the right thing.

"Nobody wants to be a detractor of the good things he has done," Cownie said. "It was his decision and something I'm sure he thought long and hard about. I think in his mind, he's doing the right thing. I think his decision is appropriate."

Archie has made many notable contributions to the community - from forgetting about whether he had ever dated Ramona Cunningham to forgetting about whether he had approved colossal bonuses to her to forgetting about trying to smear whistleblowers. And who can forget his threatening small east-side businesses to clear the way for well-connected interests economic development?

But the highlight of his career in public service will always be turning off the city's emergency radio system during the disastrous 1993 floods in a snit over being ordered to close the building where he worked. Yes, Mayor Cownie, let's remember all of the good things. What a guy.


Brent said...

Archie Brooks can kiss my #$%!!

As a city employee I feel I can share that without any prejudice.

Peggy said...

Some people know how to bring happiness when they show up, others when they go away.