Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Greg Ballard - Man of Destiny

In case you hadn’t heard, Indianapolis will be hosting the 2012 Superbowl. You remember the Superbowl? That venture that many, many Republicans (including Mayor Ballard BEFORE his election) considered a fool’s errand and waste of public money?

I want to extend my hearty congratulations to Mayor Peterson, his staff, and all Peterson’s appointments to the various boards and commissions who blazed the way on this so that Mayor Ballard could play a lay down hand on this year's bid and bask in the glory. Credit goes to where it is due, and Governor Daniels helped out as well in the prior bid, but strangely, no Republicans ever criticized him like they did Mayor Peterson. I wonder why.

Criticize Ballard if you want, folks, but the guy has an impeccable sense of timing. Never in Indiana history has an elected official's ability to be in the right place at the right time so overshadowed his own natural abilities. If he can just maintain this consistent string of unexpected positive occurrences for another three years, he might be a two-termer.


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