In the 2 years I have lived in Rogers Park I have realized that Joe Moore is a lightning rod for many people. I have tried to take a careful approach to assessing his qualities, and have not been convinced that he is a top-drawer Alderman. That said, I wasn't ready to throw the baby out with the bath water, until today.
I got that email blast from our Alderman. I read about it at Craig's and checked out Tom's dissection of the letter. Tom did what I would have done, and in my opinion did a good job cross-referencing to Ben Joravsky's article, although I would have been inclined to go further in the comparison.
The bottom line is that the letter's account of the timeline and what instigated the effort to bring BGC into the community is at odds with the article, which includes direct quotes from Joe, which Tom notes. Why our Alderman feels compelled to change the story, create contradictions, and further damage his credibility, is beyond me. I know what many of my RP friends would say. I can think of many things I'd like to say, and right now I am biting my tongue and exercising extreme self control to not put them in cyber-print. I am well beyond disappointed, that is for certain.
Back at the end of the run-off I acknowledged that Joe won, and he is the Alderman, however I didn't trust him. I have no more reason to trust him now than I did then, and frankly I have even less reason to even consider trusting him.
I can't say anymore........I am just ready to explode!