Sunday, April 26, 2009
The rules don't apply to Menino....
We attended the Dorchester Chili Cook Off this afternoon at the IBEW. There is a huge parking lot with tons of parking available but that is never good enough for the Mayor. He parked his hybrid SUV in the No Parking Fire Lane zone while he was inside pressing the flesh.
Perhaps I could understand if he needs to park in no parking areas for city business, but this is purely a campaign event and he is using a City Vehicle for campaign purposes. But when did the rules ever apply to Boston. There is still a City Ordinance that the City provide 2500 police officers to the citizens of Boston but we don't have that.
I really believe that holistically when common people see their "leaders" ignore the rules and not set a good example that they start to believe that the rules don't apply to them either, and the fabric of society deteriorates. Would it be that hard for the Mayor to park in the parking lot and walk one hundred yards?
As the scribes say "symbols matter".