Thanks for everything you and this blog have done
Amazing! Congrats, Troy! I live in a city over and I wish I could have voted! I have been reading about this since day 1 and I'm so happy that enough people had some sense to go out and vote this moron out.
The media is not fair to MEEEEEE!!!"Something about a whimsical document" Troy Mayor Janice Daniels was a guest with Charlie Langton on Talk Radio 1270 on Wednesday June 13, 2012http://detroit.cbslocal.com/?podcast_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podtrac.com%2Fpts%2Fredirect.mp3%2Fnyc.podcast.play.it%2Fmedia%2Fd0%2Fd0%2Fd1%2Fd1%2FdM%2Fd0%2FdG%2F11M0G_3.MP3%3Fauthtok%3D5561925029635035420_LNvCg0BazABwkze1jBMuvKVYOzY&podcast_name=Daniels+Dethroned&podcast_artist=Charlie+Langton&station_id=91&tag=&dcid=CBS.DET
Thanks to your website, it has been informative and entertaining. Sorry to see Mary Kerwin lost, and it was a very close race, but I think because of the information available on this blog more people were able to make an informed vote.
I am truly sorry about Mary Kerwin. She was the better choice for Troy. I am sorry about the partisan and unthinking vote for Bentivolio. I think that with the Democrats winning in several spots around Oakland County, Mary's narrow loss, and the recall there is possibly a more moderate, centrist, progressive and sick of extremes way of thinking emerging in Troy. Couple that, with a more informed electorate and I am hopeful today where I was not some months ago.
Thank you Sharon and Sue. Thank you Matt and John.Thank you Troy voters who recognize principles and character matter.Sorry to Troy voters who didn't see that with Mary Kerwin and instead voted in the unfortunately character challenged Marty Howrylak...the only thing that makes this success not as sweet as it should be.
I am very sorry about Mary Kerwin too. Although I wasn't the biggest fan of hers during her council days - I thought the handling of Howrylak's "excused" absences rang hollow at times - she was clearly the better choice between the two. I guess the only upside to his victory is that he is 1 of 110, not 1 of 7. Hopefully his influence will be diluted by sheer numbers.
I had hoped that people would have seen through the Howrylak facade as well, but except when he was negatively reflecting on his opponent, he kept a pretty low profile. He stayed away from the Daniel's drama, in fact, I don't know that he even commented on the Recall. The volunteers (and there are many from every walk of life) who have been opposing the extreme ideology of Howrylak, Daniels, Gosselin etc. had to focus on a primary objective. That objective had to be the removal of Janice Daniels from office. We have learned from the past I think, that when spread too thin we cannot be effective. I believe we can overcome this extremist viewpoint that is strangling our city, but we have to be smart in how we fight. This battle was successful. Those of us who needed to step away from the front lines for this one, will be ready and able to step up to the plate for the next one. The greatest gift we can give the City of Troy is to continue to be vigilant, correct misinformation and support all those who devote their time and energy to keeping our city vibrant.