By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher
Hey kid, over here. Yeah, you. Wanna run for councilor at-large? Now’s your chance.
Just don’t let all the insider political rump swabs know that I told you.
You see, they want a clear path for their boy, who we’ll call “Waldo,” who wants to take his “scary” political “talents” to the council after several years of doing damage on a different elected board.
This just in …
We have learned that there likely will be two open seats for councilor at-large in this fall’s city elections. One, State Rep Tom Walsh, you already knew about.
But now comes word that long-time Peabody pol Mike Garabedian is telling people he won’t run again.
Now, the “cool kids,” who think they run Peabody, don’t want anyone to know and are keeping this a secret so Waldo breezes to victory. In fact, we’re hearing that they’ve trying to convince Garabedian not to announce his retirement until July, which would then limit the number of new candidates, since nomination papers with signatures are due back in late summer.
Here’s hoping now that we get multiple competitive candidates to run at-large. With two open seats, your odds of winning just went up dramatically. And, isn’t it time to break up Peabody’s good-ole-boy political establishment? Haven’t these people already done enough damage?
If you run, give me a call and I’ll even find you some sign locations.
Or, encourage as many people as you know to pull papers. Please, I beg you. Keep our little berg from becoming the Kingdom of Moronica.
But remember … you didn’t hear it from. 🙂