Janice is at it again.
Earlier this week, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels was featured on Charlie Langton's radio program. Though Langton seems inordinately preoccupied with the whole gay slur episode from before Daniels was mayor, he DID try to give her a way out of her comments.
He tried REALLY HARD to give her an out. She either refuses to see it, or she is incredibly ignorant to the effect her words have on anyone but herself. Try as she might, she does not seem to understand the power of a sincere, heartfelt, NOT back-handed apology. And so, she stepped in it again. She probably outed a client of hers by making a pretty horrifying and bigoted statement describing her knowledge of relationships with homosexuals. It went something like this:
Langton: Do you know any gay people?
Daniels: Well, of course, I am working someone who I suspect very well could be gay and I even touched his arm!!!
You go, Mayor. But let me ask you...did you wash that arm immediately, or did you wait until he left?
Today, the Freep ran an article about the episode on the airwaves. You can read it HERE. But the most interesting paragraph reads as follows:
Daniels told the Free Press the conversation about homosexuality is being foisted on her.
She said she continues to strive for small government, less regulation and improving the city's revenue base. She said she recently voted against the city's proposed budget because it contained a millage she deemed unnecessary.
"I'm not the person my political opposition is trying to paint me as," she said. "I'm working on building a vibrant synergy in Troy."
She might be right; she may not be the person some are painting her as.
I think she's worse.