You're right, I am a coward! I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself.
Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage - Quotes from the Lion in The Wizard of Oz
The one thing that is coming through loud and clear from City Hallians is that few of our City Council members are instilling support among the proletariat. They are not considered leaders. They have failed to garner the confidence and trust of the people who are the foundation of City Hall, particularly those that are worth keeping. Rumors are circulating already about recalling Beth Gottstein; concerns are voiced about Jan's need to be liked by absolutely everyone versus having the courage to make hard decisions. A boss once told this skunk that if everyone likes you, you can't possibly be doing the job I'm paying you to do. Melba seems disoriented which could be due to the loss of her helpmate/husband, Sharon Saunders Brooks - well what can we say here, Plus the two ladies from Jefferson City seem to think they should have the same sort of set up they had in Jefferson City - sorry ladies this is municipal politics there are no research assistants etc. no posse of aides Did you really need your own personal stationery at this time? It's less about appearances, than it is performance, delivery and accomplishments. Councilmembers, the comments you are reading are pleas for you to find your courage, make it less about politics and more about leading in the here and now. We can't do the job that needs to be done for Kansas City with Wayne Cauthen as the City Manager or LT Underhill as his faithful minion.