Mayoral Quotes of the Week: His and Hers

"Our Knoxville conducts business in the open. His Knoxville makes deals in the back room. Our Knoxville takes humble pride in what all of us accomplish together. His Knoxville will arrogantly reserve power to the few. Our Knoxville looks forward to a bright future. His Knoxville wants to move backward to a dim past."

—Madeleine Rogero

Once again I’m saddened by my opponent’s focus on name-calling and mud-slinging. Knoxville deserves better.

—Mark Padgett

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thoreau writes:

Padgett called Rogero a "government bureaucrat" the day after the election. That's a lame way of saying she has three decades of proven city-wide leadership, while he refuses to answer the first question you'd ask a job applicant: What's your experience?
Apart from two articles by Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Vines in the summer, Padgett's lack of executive experience is a news blackout - why?
HAS Mr. Padgett ever run anything bigger than a lemonade stand?
As for the "Padgett Plan:"
You can preview his talking-points in Mayor Brown's Budget Presentation in April 2011: "Mayor Haslam outlined four major goals. Mayor Brown has retained this emphasis: "Stronger, safer neighborhoods; City services you can count on, at a competitive price; An energized downtown; everybody's neighborhood; More and better jobs." see http://www.cityofknoxville.org/budget...
So much for Padgett's "vision" - the question is not those common goals, but who has the savvy to reach them?

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