It’s now been over a week since The O’Zone addressed the issue of the Massachusetts Senate’s approval of legislation that would allow Southbridge residents to vote on the amendments to the town charter crafted by Clark’s cronies on the General Government subcommittee and approved by his puppet council.
At the time we pointed out the fact that, apparently, the town manager wasn’t aware of what was in the legislation.
He proposed working with his puppet council to hold a plebiscite in the spring. However, the legislation required the vote to be held in 2012.
In a similar vein our state representative has offered multiple rationales to a variety of his supporters, apparently depending upon their importance to his quest for reelection, as to why things turned out this way and why Mr. Clark didn’t know what was in the bills.
Since then the Governor has signed those bills into law.
Since then, also, we have heard nothing on the subject from either Mr. Clark or Mr. Durant.
Amazingly, neither of our local papers, The Southbridge Evening News nor The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, has seen fit to look into the matter. Or maybe, in fairness, they did and got stonewalled. If that's the case though, it too would be news and should be reported.
Now, I realize that there are those who will ask why I haven’t made an effort myself to get a response from either Mr. Durant or Mr. Clark on this matter. Well, frankly, I don’t think they would even take my calls. Even if they did, I have to assume that no matter how I reported their comments I would be criticized as reporting them inaccurately.
If they want to comment, my email address is prominently displayed right at the top of this blog. Any email response will be printed verbatim. Scout’s honor.
In the meantime however, I can only assume that they are scrambling in backrooms, not unlike the Romney campaign.
I will give them this much credit, however. Unlike Romney, they are apparently aware that sometimes it is better to say nothing and look stupid, rather than opening their mouths and removing all doubt.