You need to see this one: https://blnnews.com/2020/03/31/i-expect-apologies-the-kid-isnt-even-sick/
By: Diane Benjamin
Follow-up to yesterday’s story: https://blnnews.com/2020/03/30/illegal-parade-yesterday/
I asked Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason about Sunday’s parade of City vehicles. The original rumor was the parade was for a grandchild of the City employee who organized it. Tim responded yesterday afternoon, I continue to redact the employee’s name:
Somebody made a random request for a City vehicle parade?
Or, is this really a matter of who you know?
If this was such a wonderful event, why wasn’t the press there taking pictures and interviewing the family? The City didn’t want to publicize making a 4 year old happy?
How many other people get special treatment not available to the riff raff? Who decides when and where “special” is allowed? I’m not buying this was a random request. I’m sure other “random” requests won’t have the same result.
Using government assets to benefit a few stinks of favoritism, vote buying, even corruption. Will the City do the same for all sick kids? Obviously no.
Yes, the City made a 4 year old boy happy. The real cost can’t be measured in dollars, it’s measured in credibility. A message was sent to citizens: We pick favorites – you pay.
Ordered to isolate because of COVID-19 only applies to non-government people.
I wonder if a glowing article will suddenly appears in the paper?