Monday, July 12, 2010
What Say Melina Kennedy?
Melina Kennedy has become the de facto Democratic candidate for mayor in 2011, but she is silent on all of the major issues confronting the City. She is saying nothing about the transfer of the water and sewer utilities to Citizens Energy she says because her law firm, Baker & Daniels, is representing the City. When Mayor Ballard announced a $33.5 million new subsidy for the Pacers, we got nothing but silence again from Kennedy. The Simons have contributed millions to Democratic candidates and Kennedy no doubt hopes to tap into that money machine for her mayoral campaign. On any host of issues, Kennedy has been totally silent. Instead, she has been spending her time quietly raising money from the movers and shakers for her campaign. It looks like voters will have no real choice in next year's election. Republicans are likely to renominate the incompetent, self-serving and promise-breaking Ballard as their candidate, while the Democrats are going to nominate someone who has no position on the most important issues confronting the city. I guess she's going to rely on "I'm former Olympic athlete Bob Kennedy's wife, vote for me." The most you can find on her campaign website are feel good lines lacking in any substance. How pathetic.