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Discussing the offer with his officers, Santa Anna decided, "You cant trust a Texan," and, just as Sam had predicted, got his ass kicked the next day. Santa Anna himself wasnt killed. He attempted to escape, dressed as a woman, but either forgot about or was too proud of his rather sizable mustache, which gave him away and stirred unnatural feelings among many of the Texans.
The common lesson of both the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto is clear: Faced with an enemy of superior numbers, you cant trust anyone.
And thats why the Big Kahughna is so right on.
If I was Hugh, Mayor of all Whistleratics, I wouldnt trust me either. And I certainly wouldnt trust the rest of you. Not when it comes to making good, well-thought out decisions that might affect the future livability of our town. Lets face it, youre a bunch of irresponsible, poorly-informed, shallow-thinking, take-the-easy-way-out, slack-ass, pot-smoking, neer-do-wells. And proud of it! I wouldnt trust you to choose which way to go on a one-way street.
Hugh has decided seeking your "input" on Tim Regans development proposal for a mish-mash of "trophy" homes the current euphemism for "monster" homes in White Gold and Whistler Cay, and employee rental housing up on the bench between Melrose Pond and Spring Creek, is about as good an idea as consulting a witch doctor to cure a golf slice. Hugh doesnt think youll be able to see the "bigger picture." Hes concerned you might not understand there are "other options."
I share Hughs concerns. After all, were dealing with a population here that almost single-handedly put "pathetic" in apathetic. A population of 9,000 that couldnt muster more than two dozen people for the all candidates meeting. 50-60 for the admittedly worn-out Town Hall meeting. A citizenry whose only recent spark of passion was brought about by the cancellation of a BICYCLE RACE?! With a track record like that, I can understand Hughs reluctance to hold a public information hearing on something as complex as a development proposal.
Of course, there are those who see something darker and more sinister at work here. Something patently undemocratic, maybe even autocratic in the way muni halls being run. Something Sharon Jensen, an escapee from muni hall who is now in the private sector, referred to as a "closed loop of ideas." Something others less diplomatic but equally inside that loop have referred to as Jim Godfreys almost paranoiac distaste of public input.