We’ve always had pretty good radar when it comes to detecting older female alcoholics, and so we’re wondering if this current mayor is still going on her occasional binges. Some of her mannerisms and aggressive hesitancies and hostilities last night suggest to us that she’s still hitting the bottle.
It’s probably been staff’s worst kept secret over the years that Gabel-Luddy’s serious absentee problem as a board and commission member — and early on in her current job — was due to her drinking problem.
Whatever’s been going on with her lately, someone who knows what they’re doing needs to keep her in line. She’s obviously on some kind of reckless warpath. What a smug character she indeed is.
And btw. If they’re going to pick Carolyn Jackson for Rogers’ slot — an absolutely odious choice — then what’s the point of taking applications?
Jackson is by far the worst applicant on the list. She’s a shameless booster of the establishment; a crony among cronies; a pro-development zealot intolerant of active criticism and dissent; and she has a long history of using sexist name-calling and innuendo as a substitute for debate.
Though this may make her perfect company for Emily Gabel-Luddy, she’s a disaster for Burbank. Talk about “haters.” Rizzotti for instance would be 10,000 times better than Jackson if only because he has a demonstrated sensitivity towards protecting the neighborhoods.
By comparison, Jackson is a company boy through and through. She’s not just a credulous nincompoop like several of the others, she’s willfully arrogant and destructive. Talk about obstinate.