Among the talking points dished out by the powers-that-be was the whining that the poor Mayor just didn't have enough power. He was being bullied by those mean Democrats on the council.
And those talking points largely went unchallenged by those in the media and, honestly, by most Democrats as well.
But I have to wonder if these people actually live in the same city as me. I guess they don't.
In Mayor Greg Ballard's Indianapolis, he announces his intention to make Indianapolis the "cricket capital" of the US or some jazz and wants to build a stadium here, and plans to spend $6 million to do so...the plan pretty much passes without much thought.
And in Ballard's Indianapolis, a government entity can sue a private business developer for 2+ years because they dared to open up a private business that might provide a better service than the government's!
So if this is what Ballard's vision of Indianapolis is before he gets unprecedented power, I'm not too eager to find out what the next few years of his reign will bring.