Friday, September 30, 2011

The Spin Cycle

That giant unsucking sound you hear is everyone holding their breaths. Operatives are holding their breaths and waiting to see if this marks the end of Suzi Schmidt's 25 year political career in Lake County. As readers of this blog are breathlessly aware ...
Oh Schmidt Susanna
Schmidt is having a little problem over the release this week of some 911 calls. According to the News-Sun ...
GOP pressure at the Statehouse mounted Thursday on state Sen. Suzi Schmidt to either forego re-election next year or to resign after the release of politically toxic 9-1-1 recordings stemming from an ongoing domestic dispute with her husband.
Pressure mounts on Schmidt to resign
Schmidt issued a statement that was reproduced by the Daily Herald:
"Christmas, 2010 was the beginning of what has obviously become a very emotional period in my 31-year marriage. Information I discovered recently filled me with deep sadness. On the 911 call, I identified myself — but I never intended to inappropriately use my title. However, I apologize if any of my comments during this very emotional time seem inappropriate. I am taking the appropriate steps to deal with these issues. It is a very difficult, personal family matter that I would like to deal with privately. In the meantime, I remain committed to serving the citizens of my district."
Schmidt's statement
As mea culpas go this one is heavy on the meas while relatively light on the culpas. Soliciting sympathy from your constituents is at best a short-term solution to a problem, particularly when the damage is self-inflicted. Your LakeCountyEye hazards to guess that on a political-damage-scale this is toothpaste-out-of-the-tube damage. It is difficult to imagine how Schmidt recovers, but stranger things have happened. Time will tell.

Until then, your LakeCountyEye has found video of some cars in a roundabout. Enjoy.

How roundabouts work
What goes up must come down.
Spinning wheel, got to go round.
Talking about your troubles it's a crying sin.
Ride a painted pony, let the spinning wheel spin.

Spinning Wheel

1 comment:

Bystander said...

Nice video. I'm not quite at the "enthusiastic support" stage yet, though.