Interesting times

If you live here on the east coast of Iowa in our little
community called the Quad Cities, you may have heard Davenport
is short one Alderman tonight. We’re sure it will make the 10
o’clock news on our local TV channels if you haven’t.

3rd Ward Alderman Bill Boom resigned earlier today after being
found guilty of lying to a federal grand jury. Since that leaves
us with 9 Alderman, we’d almost bet there will be a special
election for a replacement.

When he is sentenced later this year, Boom could face 1-5
years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and other penalties.
Boom had been on the city council for almost 10 years and a
bar owner in the west end.

We can’t begin to know his intentions for doing this or what
his sentence would involve. Rumor has it he will get probation.
We’ll wait and see. Some will probably party tonight while
others will wonder why this happened.

We do live in interesting times.
Comments are always welcome.

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4 Responses to Interesting times

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  2. Ron Walker says:

    Wow, in one month you have lost an Alderman and we lost a Governor. Busy times these are.

  3. Nitrous55 says:

    1-5 for lying seems a bit much, but Dennis Hastert got 15 months for not telling the government how he was spending his money.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Ron Walker,
    we have the best politicians money can buy and they still can’t keep themselves out of trouble.

    Nitrous55,
    he’ll probably end up with probation. Now we’ll have to see if we’ll have a special election or wait until November because his term is up in January anyway.

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