Friday, May 25, 2012
Scanlon had Ability Impaired conviction in 07'
No big deal here. When you're entitled and connected to the right people, your past is irrelevant. As long as they know you will do exactly as you're told, nothing else really matters, anyway...
South Council Member Christopher P. Scanlon was convicted five years ago for driving while ability impaired, according to court records.
The court records reviewed by The Buffalo News did not provide any further detail about the circumstances of the arrest or conviction.
Let's not forget the South Buffalo Entitled Rule of Thumb. For every time a young person from a connected family is charged, they've probably been pulled over at least three more times and gotten off. You can usually set your watch to it. No big deal here. Now, despite also being "ability impaired" in the field of leadership, young Scanlon has been given the keys to city hall.
Meanwhile, more is coming out about how the Common Council chose Scanlon. I'm told a few days before the vote, Mayor Brown met in his office with Chris and his father, John Scanlon. In this meeting, Scanoots laid out to Brown exactly how young Christopher would be more than willing to sell out the neighborhood to the mayor. Brown must have liked what he heard. That afternoon, he called Councilmember GoLISPek and gave him the order to support Scanlon.The rest is history.
All this nonsense is to be expected from the career political opportunists like John Scanlon. You would have to be a fool to not know what he is all about. What's disheartening is that Mickey Kearns, your patron saint, approved of the deal and went along with it. Mickey wants nothing more than to be accepted by the South Buffalo political class. The old Mickey would have encouraged Matt Fisher to run and fight against politics as usual. I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
New South Council member was previously convicted of DWAI