Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Let us All Pray

The only thing we need add to the Tim Stephenson drunk driving revelation is...why now?

Why, 16 months after the fact, has Stephenson chosen this moment to reveal that a middle-aged man in a committed partnership spends his spare time in Davie Street bars, drives home drunk, loses his license for a year, continues to sit on City Council, making, among other decisions, those that affect the police, and decides that, although he is still drinking "socially," (one of the first covers of all alcoholics) and that he has no intention of stepping down from office, he wants us to know about his crime?

The reason for the timing of this revelation is the heart and nugget of the story. What is it?

Big Bill Withers

How rich!