The photo on The Mercury front page shows the newly elected Reddi hugging Ms. Sherow, while outgoing Commissioner Sherow looks on. I had truly hoped Commissioner-elect Reddi would be independent and would rationalize each issue as it arose. Instead, the photo would indicate this may not be the case. Will we simply have a long-time commissioner, who is retiring from office, pulling puppet strings? Will each and every special interest issue outgoing Commissioner Sherow has championed now be priority issues for Commissioner-elect Reddi?
Commissioner Jankovich has displayed integrity in recusing himself from many issues in which he could have an appearance of impropriety due to his business associations. If this commission is going to be dead split on most every issue, 2/2 with Rich being the swing vote, we could have a number of tie votes as Jankovich recuses. Yep, I’m beginning to think WWE’s Monday Night Raw might be pretty tame compared to Manhattan’s Tuesday Night Dueling Pitchforks on Poyntz.