There was a Mayoral forum tonight on the Arts at the Piano Factory in the South End. Flaherty, Yoon and I all came, of course the Mayor was a no show.
Things were very cordial, until Sam Yoon answered a question about what City Hall could do about helping the smaller arts galleries survive. He sidestepped for a moment and told the audience that I didn't have the temperament to be Mayor. When it came time for me to answer the question, I asked Sam to explain why I didn't have the temperament to be Mayor and ceded time to him.
A discussion ensued and Carol who asked the question said that she would like to hear Sam answer. Sam then went on to describe how I'm an activist and that is a valuable role in society. In other words, he didn't answer the question.
So, Sam: could you please explain why I don't have the temperament to be Mayor? Is it because I ask too many questions and I hold people accountable? I've had two phone calls and a flyer from your office to my house saying that you answer any questions, so please answer this one.