Last Nights Forum
Did you know Muslims don't drink? For some reason, I didn't, but evidently Sheryl Miller did (of all people)! I was giggly with anticipation through out her opening remarks, just waiting for that glorious moment when she would militantly blurt out "IT'S MILLER TIME" and throw the microphone to the ground, but....then....when the moment finally came....nothing. How anti-climactic. Perhaps if her name where Sheryl O'Douls my theatrical thirst could've been quenched. Oh well.
Miller was not the only one working the whole Muslim demographic, Justice, Stewart and Murph also 'spiced up' their responses to suit the venue.
To me, these were the highlights:
Schnurr and Davis' call to action for the incumbents - Everybody's promising open government and we have 6 people sitting in our midst who can actually deliver just that right now.
Bache-Wiig's unabashed declaration of faith - When asked how he begins his day, Tom answered that he wakes up and reads the Bible for an hour. He said it helps him become centered and grounded. I also admired how he then went on to set an inclusive tone by stating that just as most of the audience members were 'people of faith' so was he and thanking God for all of his blessings and opportunities was the way he started every new day.
The final question, and by final, I mean third - While to some it may have seemed like fluff, I thought this question was refreshing! Enough about open government for a minute, "What do you like about your opponent?"
Bob likes Bill's wife
Bill likes nothing about Bob
Everybody likes Jennifer's fresh ideas and youthful views
Jimmy's municipal experience
Thomas' IT nerdiness
Mark's gov't experience
Chris' Character and EYES!
John's commitment to the city and HAIR
Bache-Wiig's friendly campaigning
Diane's long history of community service
Bob's dedication and desire to serve
Pris' willingness to go to every zoning meeting...which is why the council's doing great just as it is! (Umm, ok, Bob)
Dennis' service to the city
Then they had us all join hands and sing a verse of 'Koom Bi Ya.'
Ok, that last part didn't really happen, but I believe the rest is pretty accurate....I knew I should of taken notes!