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Editorial Cartoon: Smooth Sailing

Is "Peggygate" the tip of the iceberg?

By David Brace
Published December 21, 2011

We may feel a bump, but after that it's smooth sailing.
We may feel a bump, but after that it's smooth sailing.

David Brace is an artist who lives and works in Hamilton.

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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted December 22, 2011 at 07:02:30

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:02:35 in reply to Comment 72475

Twenty bucks to the best one-page essay imagining the fantasy...

A Sleight Bump

Peggygate feels like a chilling affair and that's where our two pennies sync, but twenty hardly covers a quelling fanfare for the quisling of our too petty ink;-)

Cheers

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2011-12-22 10:43:20

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By nobrainer (registered) | Posted December 22, 2011 at 09:24:10 in reply to Comment 72475

The cartoonist's point is that the "molehill" is actually the tip of an iceberg, I don't know who you hang around with or how they feel about Bob, but I keep hearing from people who NEVER talk politics and they're pissed at the mayor giving his chief a huge raise and trying to cover it up by blaming hr and then putting out a phony baloney apology when he got caught again. I get that you think we should worry more about how to change the future than the present but 2014 is a long way off and we can't keep dealing with each new screwup by bringing up the people who didn't vote in 2010.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted December 25, 2011 at 23:45:20 in reply to Comment 72480

I agree, I've heard from people who know nothing about politics and are not only aware about peggygate, but also upset about it. They didn't have ally the details down (I filled in the blanks) but their knowledge was more than what I expected.

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By Borrelli (registered) | Posted December 22, 2011 at 09:18:14 in reply to Comment 72475

it's amazing how focused fomenting can convince 'some people' that a molehill -admittedly one that reveals a lot about the person's inner workings- is a mountain...

I've moved on to being mad about Peggygate as a failed performance item for the Chief of Staff. It occurred to me that a CoS who can't control the story around their own raise doesn't deserve said raise.

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted December 26, 2011 at 07:30:55 in reply to Comment 72479

It occurred to me that a CoS who can't control the story around their own raise doesn't deserve said raise.

Or in other words:

Any chief of staff worth their salt would've made sure the mayor wasn't found at fault...

Better late than never to restate something clever!

Cheers

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By drb (registered) - website | Posted December 22, 2011 at 09:13:26

Integrity-ity-iityy-iiiityyyy...honesty-esty-eesssttyyyy...

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By H+H (registered) - website | Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:11:02

Looks like we're in deep ship.

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By Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted January 05, 2012 at 14:10:52

What do you expect from a mayor who got elected with no election platform aside from de-amalgamating Hamilton (so how is that going by the way? ..oh wait..I forgot..Hamilton has no jurisdiction over municipal restructuring).

The guy was a pretty awful dt councilor as well.

This is beyond embarrassing for any mayor. He should resign.

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