Allan R. Mansoor

Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

Groucho Marx was right when he famously said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

The Scott Peotter recall is the wrong remedy.

Defeated City Council candidate Michael Toerge and recall proponent Lynn Swain have driveled out a stream of letters accusing Peotter of everything but causing malaria.

Peotter is one of those rare politicians who does what he’s promised — a novel concept to Toerge, Swain and former Councilman Keith Curry (a Peotter critic).

Peotter led the charge to repeal the dock tax, return wood to our beach fire rings, audit the Taj Mahal (Civic Center),...

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