Being bullied by out-of-council bar fests is NOTHING compared to what goes on in DC.
After 5 months, Paul Mitchell decided he couldn’t handle the political nature and pressure of a lowly St. Clair City Council seat.
Paul Mitchell in may of 2008, was fed up with council members who wouldn’t support his road millage (this while the banks were just starting to show cracks at the seams from declining property values) and talked behind his back. Those meanies made him send a letter of resignation to then Mayor Bill Cedar, to inform him he was taking his marbles and going home. He wrote regarding a millage discussion on the council:
“I believe resignation is the best course of action for me in light of my experiences in almost 5 months on council. ..”
“… several council members would support (some reluctantly) a community survey and strategic planning at an open meeting, but then have separate private conversations ..”
FIVE WHOLE MONTHS – He resigned because they talked about him and his millage planning (tax increase) behind his back. (read the rest, and in its entirety)
Really? Is that all it takes to scare him off? Something that (right or not) happens in every single community every single day. Something that would be better served by staying on and making THEIR existence more miserable. Transparency is not served well with a side order of quitter’s soup. Woof.
Our message to Mr Mitchell?
Toughen up puss-cake. If you are going to buy yourself a seat in the US Congress you better damned well have the fortitude to handle the fact that most every person you speak with in DC is hiding something.