COAST is shedding crocodile tears this morning at the loss of BlueAsholes Rick Bryan and Jim Sumner in yesterday's Blue Ash Council elections.
The very long-time Council members were well known for junkets to Germany on the taxpayer dime, a massive parks project that cost taxpayers millions, and of course bizarre and inexplicable support for the Cincinnati Streetcar of all things. Both had attempted to use the Blue Ash platform as a launching pad toward higher office -- Sumner to County Commissioner and Bryan to State Representative. Both failed as the Blue Ash schtick did not sell on a larger stage. Both also supported every bad idea to emanate from Republican loins, such as Congressman Jean Schmidt and the Jail sales tax.
The defeats are as thoroughly welcome as they are surprising, which speaks to the need to recruit strong candidates in every race.
So Rick Bryan and Jim Sumner, we don't appreciate your years of service to the taxpayers. Don't let the door hit you in the ass as you head out. And please don't come back.