This is for you visitors to our city who have the TV turned on to the local news as you bend over bare-ass around the hotel room looking for the clean underwear you could have sworn you packed.
Yes my friends this is our mayor in the best of times. Never judge a book and all that.
While you may think this poor man returning home after an eight week hospital stay appears to have suffered some affliction related to oxygen and blood and the brain and head trauma stuff and appreciate-what-you-have moment.
You may think it’s wonders what medical science can do
And yes, you may think that our city much maligned for being impersonal and rude has a unique Mayberryesque quality where the people rally around a well-liked mayor whose ability to communicate was knocked out by the medical equivalent of Hurricane Sandy.
Not to mention unknown diminished mental capacity that reasonable people question when they see such serious loss of speech.
Well fear not my visiting amigos. The guy you see on the news tonight is exactly the same guy we elected.
Yup, now I’m not saying he looked this fit a few weeks ago. Why his appearance with Keith Lockhart reminded many of Kramer with Mel Torme.
What’s that you say?
No, no this is not his first term. Actually he may be running for a sixth four year term?
No, not that I know of. Why I’d put money against that and say he’s not too much smarter than the average man with a city job.
No, he’s not a lucky sperm kid. No family money.
No, his wife’s not from money either.
Nope, he’s the first in his family to go into politics. No machine behind him?
No, few have tried yet nobody has come close. He routinely wallops anyone who takes him on.
No, there’s no diagnosis. He ain’t no Fred Berry if that’s what you mean.
No, he’s not one of those Boston Latin/ Harvard kids. Did I mention he’s no brighter than most walking in and out of city hall every day?
Oh sure he will, he’ll get elected again. If he wants. And why wouldn’t he? Look at him. Just as the doctor ordered.
That’s our mayor.
There’s no secret.
He’s basically a good guy, who’s honest and works like a son-of-a-bitch.
Now that’s a lesson learned just as important as the ones taught on the Freedom Trail