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2 thoughts on “Slow motion

  1. Grant Millin

    Election Day 2023 was November 8. At that point a huge electoral majority thought this situation was fine. It wasn’t exactly a secret Manheimer was going for a third term with no realistic competition; but it was the political analysis that was especially weak.

    I at least tried to introduce the idea that six years is the average tenure for a municipal executive. I recently learned Avril Pinder has no contract. Apparently NC county managers came up with open ended employment terms for themselves a ways back.

  2. El Gordito

    Hmmm… I dunno. Can’t really say I care. What are they doing that is so bad exactly? Molton obviously doesn’t care for these two but his cartoons and MountainX’s coverage don’t tell me what they are doing that is so terrible. If y’all can’t give me any good examples, I’m going to have to assume these attacks are just infantile or personal and that the job they are doing is just fine. Thanks!

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