Biting the hand that feeds you

There’s an old adage of life that says “Never bite the hand that feeds you.” This especially applies to politics.

Lizzie Morrison and, by extension, MAD, apparently forgot this during the last election. By coming out for specific candidates she placed her future as Director and that of MAD in general on the line. That’s just the way it works.

It’s possible that she didn’t think of the consequences, but I doubt that. Her campaign against three of the current board members reflected a knowledge of politics, was well done, and right out of the liberal playbook. One would think, however, that her group would have warned her, if not before she began then immediately after.

Maybe they felt there was no way they could lose and there wouldn’t be any repercussions. Obviously, they were wrong. The consequences began at the City Commission meeting last Thursday with a motion to defund MAD. Although tabled until the commissioner’s retreat, it will likely be done, to some degree, at that time. And deservedly so.

It may be that her resignation would assuage the actions of the three commissioners she tried to unseat. If so, I’m sure that there will be the mandatory statements of support for her but, in the end, MAD will sacrifice her if it takes it to keep their funding. Nothing personal, of course. That’s just the way it works.

Bruce Springthorpe

Mount Airy

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