Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Start up, all you "upstarts" -- St. Augustine is cruising to big changes!
60.4% of the people of St. Augustine voting yesterday voted for a new Mayor -- 1569 voters. That's a mandate. While the incumbent, JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, JR. claims he's "tickled" to have a runoff, it sounds far-fetched. More likely, he's crying in his imported champagne. Message for the St. Augustine Record, which did not cover the campaign and did not sponsor debates: we expect a newspaper to cover the news, not coverup for incumbents' misdeeds, like BOLES' lease of 81 St. George Street. The Record sub-headline refers to Nancy Shaver as an "upstart." This City and this Nation were founded by "upstarts." Start up, you upstarts -- City Hall is about to get a new mayor, with the next election in only 69 days.