Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Year's Top Story: Nancy Shaver Beats Mayor JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, JR. and All His Works and Pomps: We, The People Triumphed Over Mendacity (Again)!
(Greg Travous and Hans Holbein the Younger)
The St. Augustine Record's tepid year-end wrap-ups this year have no top story (Big surprise).
Past years since 1999 have varied in their approach, but this year there is no ranking, just "random" look-backs.
The Record is too chicken to admit that electing Mayor Shaver was a triumph of democracy and the human spirit.
The Record was dull in its election coverage, wrong in its endorsement and wacked to coddle constantly the ancien regime.
Post-election, the Record has catered to the ancien regime and ignored BOLES' refusal to shake Mayor Shaver's hand in the presence of Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince (in the presence of hundreds of well-wishers for whom City Hall denizens refused to provide enough chairs, insisting on leaving superfluous big 'ole staff tables in the room, marring the occasion).
The Record is a part of the corruption and a part of the problem here in St. Augustine for too long.
Let the healing begin.
Forgive the Record's cozy courtiers, Lord, as they errantly continue do what President Barlet said in "The West Wing":