Monday, February 2, 2009
DISCUSSION: HEALY HAS "CUT HIS NOSE OFF, TO SPITE HIS FACE?"
Yes, Repository writer Charita Goshay has "gotten it right" in applying her former boss's sign to the Healy administration.
Her column of yesterday: "Your reputation doesn't just precede you, it also follows you," is apropos to the management style of Canton Mayor William J. Healy, II.
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) agrees with her wholeheartedly. Healy had the best administrator Canton/Stark County has to offer and he just flatout blew it bigtime in firing service director and chief of staff Tom Bernabei.
If the allegation that the mayor has had an inappropriate relationship with a sixteen year old girl is found to be groundless (which all Cantonians/Stark Countians should be hoping for), and he goes on to serve out his term as mayor, Healy, in firing Bernabei, has crippled himself beyond repair - in terms of moving Canton forward.
But for anyone who knows Healy, it is obvious that he utterly lacks, given his drive for personal political power, the ability "to get out of the way" and thusly "get it right" in turning Canton's fortunes around.
The firing of Tom Bernabei: Bad news for Healy. Even worse news for the city of Canton.
Look out Mayor Healy! A steamroller named "The City of Canton Problem Express" is heading your way.
Oops. The Report needs to back off the warning. Healy will handle this on his own.
After all, there is not a thing in the universe that Superman cannot handle.