|Mayor Peter Kelly, Tom Waters & Myself, Nov 2012|
Mayor Peter Kelly has brought upon himself the many criticisms and ridicules that have been at the forefront of local and national media as well as a continuous barrage of social media sites that are constantly blasting him for his actions. While I completely agree that Kelly brought this upon himself and the initial firestorm was well-deserved, I also began to stop and think about what this might be like for him. Again, much of the inflammatory comments were earned but at what point have we, as citizens, crossed the line? Peter Kelly is finished in politics; he has already announced that he has dropped from the mayoral race for re-election. He heard the people's words loud and clear. Yet still the onslaught of public critique continues.
Future ex-mayor Peter Kelly, you lied and deceived me. You abused your own citizens and ignored their voices. You took advantage of a situation in order to profit from it. I have seen you suffer an ongoing tirade of well-deserved criticism. In spite of all this you are still a human being and as such, I forgive you and I hope you will have grown from this.