Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shuffling The Deck (Chairs)

ARE THOSE BALL BEARINGS IN YOUR HAND?
Well, that didn't take long. In his first official act as Captain of the Good Ship Costa Mesa, Queeg, er, new Mayor Eric Bever decided to shuffle the seating on the dais. It's a tradition for new mayors to decide who sits where. However, in this case, it's kind of like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A PROGRAM...

So, beginning next Tuesday, March 20th, it might be a little like musical chairs at
the beginning. The seating will be - right to left as you face the dais - CEO Tom Hatch, Councilman Gary Monahan, Councilman Steve Mensinger, Mayor Eric Bever, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, Councilwoman Wendy Leece and City Attorney Tom Duarte.

EASY IN, EASY OUT
Actually, this makes some sense. By placing Monahan next to Hatch it will be easier for him to slide into meetings late or bug out early without making too much of a ruckus. In recent months when Monahan would show up late or leave early it was pretty darn obvious.


EASIER TO CONTROL YOU, MY DEAR...

And, having
Bever bracketed by Mensinger and Righeimer makes it easier for the REAL power on the dais to keep Bever in line. This arrangement gives the phrase "consolidation of power" a whole new meaning. I fear, though, that Eric might get a chronic neck kink by having to swivel his head back and forth as Righeimer and Mensinger perform their serial interruption act.

MENSINGER'S WAL
KABOUTS
The only real problem I see here is when Mensinger goes on one of his walkabouts and just meanders off the dais and out the back door. It's going to be a lot more obvious now. I just hope his email alert doesn't ping too many times while he's out and about.

WENDY LUCKY
TO HAVE A CHAIR
Of course, I suppose Leece may be a little disappointed to have been shuffled off to the side, now literally as well as figuratively. However, under the circumstances, I guess she's lucky Eric didn't have her moved out into the parking lot.

THE TROIKA
Now the three guys who will co
ntrol EVERYTHING can just ignore Leece and Monahan and keep the discussion nice and tight between themselves. And so the games begin.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Pot Stinker said...

Geoff, will Bever allow the most angry man in Costa Mesa to keep your seat?

There is a rumor you have left your scent on it.

3/15/2012 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Troll Control said...

"Geoff, will Bever allow the most angry man in Costa Mesa to keep your seat?
There is a rumor you have left your scent on it."

Get off your knees ET,and call home.

3/15/2012 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

It's these important decisions of Bever's that will lead our city out of its current morass. Boy gosh golly, we're sure lucky to have him back in charge!

3/15/2012 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous mulva said...

this is a HUGE story and again you beat the Pilot to it. Congrats! Now the usual suspects can each speak for three minutes on it, only costing us 35 minutes in time, then complain something was passed "late at night" even though they caused it to be.

3/15/2012 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

Mulva - Doesn't that rhyme with a female body part, Jerry?

Another story the Pilot missed, and still hasn't run - -the fact that Team Riggy missed the charter deadline to file. D'oh! At least they covered Persian New Year festivities, though.

3/15/2012 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous mulvaa said...

I'm only here to repeat my master's talking points. Feel free to ignore me. I know we screwed up with charter on ballot, but Beve will make a very cute puppet as our master makes his mouth and hands move- you'll see! Jimmie will remake eric from "tough luck" into "tender luck"

3/15/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Earl said...

Angry and a smell? You must be talking about that one tour serving pansy Millard.

3/15/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous mulva said...

Mike M: exactly! LOL

3/15/2012 02:34:00 PM  

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