Not Their Fault
One thing has bugged me about the whole alcohol purchase thing. It was when Mayor Anderson declared he had "proof" that alcohol had been paid for by the city in the presence of (drumroll please) City Council members (gasp!). The implication of course was one of hypocrisy. But Mayor Anderson should leave the Council out of it. After all, the policy was drafted by the Mayor's Office and can be altered by the Mayor's Office. Also, the Council didn't level these charges against him, the newspapers did. The Council didn't appear until it was asked for comments. Even then, the Council didn't take it as a political opportunity. Instead, they remarked sensibly that perhaps the policy is outdated but in the meantime, Mayor Anderson should make it right by paying for the drinks until the policy is changed.