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Re: “Getting Wilder


There were positive actions during Gov. Wilder's tenure. Much of it was standard operating procedure and much of it came from Paul Goldman and other aides.
But Mr. Wilder could have done and laid the groundwork for much more, I. e. a city jail, a ballpark, regional cooperation.
But, like the proverbial cow who gives a pail of milk and kicks it over, Mr. Wilder's negatives--before he was elected mayor and while he was mayor--overshadowed his positives.
1. Before he became mayor--for reasons best known to himself--he tried to build a stand alone slave museum in Fredericksburg.
2. Then when he should have been tending to the museum effort, he ran for and was elected Mayor of Richmond. Thus he had 2 full time jobs.
3. He tried to evict the Richmond School Board from City Hall; because, he wanted its offices for himself. That was a quasi fascist, surreal event.
4. He tried to hire and fire city employees who report to City Council.
His strange behavior made it impossible for him to be reelected; instead of having a good 8 years, he gave us a bad 4 years.
His Fredericksburg museum effort went bankrupt.
But here he comes again--trying to say what should be done about a slave commemoration/museum in Richmond.
We should not take ship navigation lessons from the captain of the Titanic.

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Posted by pmyancyc44a on 05/14/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Getting Wilder

Why would anyone pay any attention to Doug Wilder about anything--especially a slave memorial/museum?

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Posted by pmyancyc44a on 05/14/2014 at 12:07 AM

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