Unsolicited Advice

….. A lot of my friends are wondering why I haven’t blogged on the Cindi Hutchinson matter……

     …..You say you’re looking for answers….you want me to weigh in….. I get it ….. but truthfully,

    ….I really haven’t known what to say!


     … I’d like to have some brilliant thoughts on why these things happen, why humans can be so weak….. why  …… just why…..but this is all I have ………

     …..  some very unsolicited advice for Cindi…..
 
        I served with Cindi on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission for 3 years, from 2000, to 2003, so I do have standing….. 
 
  …. I was a City Commissioner from 1997 to 2003….. Cindi had beat Commissioner Jack Latona in 2000 for the southern side of the city, and I served with Cindi for those last three years of my service…

     … she had earned her election…..  and  she  was a damn good neighborhood president before that….

…….  when I first met her, back in the 1980’s,  we were both neighborhood presidents, neighborhood activists, ( in the best sense of the word) ……. we served on the Council of Neighborhoods together….we fought for our friends and neighbors …. her heart was pure…. 

                                                            ….. so what happened?

 ……  this much I can tell you, this much I know … when you get elected  to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, you become a real bigshot, overnight,…… the richest, most important people in the City come out of the woodwork to kiss your behind…….

     … if you aren’t careful, you might start to think that your behind is special, but it’s really not…it’s just a behind…   I’m thinking Cindi missed that……

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       Here’s my completely humble advice for  Cindi Hutchinson

    
You made some serious mistakes…..you’re screwed  …. don’t do what the others did, what human nature will tell you to do….deny ! … fight  …. deny !!

                                                         NO  ….. don’t do it !!!

    …..  you know what’s ahead….. just throw yourself on the mercy of  the court …… on the mercy of your fellow citizens…. apologize…  fire the lawyers ….. .do your time….live again…

                      Good luck………… Tim