Another week in the book of C-town and Newton. Per usual, it had its highs; it had its lows, but it was our week, and that makes it, as always, a great week.
So, the semi-esteemed councilman, Chris Smith, did what he always seems to do - make a complete mess of things. After the shooting at Newton Plaza Saturday morning, within maybe a half hour and before any real information was available or gathered, that fella put out a FB post saying, in essence, this:
...I've been trying to warn you. I called it. If you'd just listened to me - none of this would have ever happened, friends. Let's take it one day at a time, friends. If you listen to me, Covington will never have another bad thing ever happen to it again. It's all contingent on me. Listen to me, friends. Me, me, me... I. I. I...
It was almost nauseating. Within minutes, several, Yours Truly included, had called him out on it. Naturally, his post was removed quickly. There were several screen shots taken, however.
What I'm about to say - I do not do lightly. And, for the record, I kind of like Chris. I always have.
I'm publicly calling on Chris Smith to resign from the City of Covington council. He just doesn't have it in him. He seems to maybe be missing a core attribute of some sort to be able to properly do this, in my estimation. That day - Saturday June 24th - to me, was the last straw. It's gotten beyond ridiculous. The pandering. The politicizing. Everything...
He just can't seem to get out of his own way.
There is, in my opinion, some type of deficiency there.
That's just my 2 cents.
His sphere of influence, though, just like some others we've seen the last few years in and around the home city and county, just continues to dwindle. Even some of his public supporters will tell you, privately, that their patience is wearing thin, that he keeps taking a beating over and over again - and it's nobody's fault but his own.
I think the big, bold move would be for him to walk away. Just concentrate on his business and perhaps become a private citizen/public advocate of sorts.
It'll never happen, though.
We'll see what we see.
Thanks for reading & we'll see you next time.