Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Since it wasn't entirely clear from any story, there were two votes on the military thingie. The first vote was for Kriss Worthington's motion to change the motion to include an apology.
Yes: Laurie Capitelli, Betty Olds, Kriss Worthington, Gordon Wozniak
No: Dona Spring
Abstain: Linda Maio, Darryl Moore, Max Anderson, Tom Bates
It failed. The other vote was the letter rescinding/replacing (it's not clear which) thingie.
Yes: Linda Maio, Darryl Moore, Max Anderson, Dona Spring, Laurie Capitelli, Kriss Worthington, Tom Bates
No: Betty Olds, Gordon Wozniak
Olds said she was opposed because it didn't have an apology, and I imagine Wozniak was, too, in addition to it not including the other statement which said they support Code Pink in their efforts to make things difficult for the recruiters.
You can see video of the meeting here. Click the relevant video link. The councilfolks talking about it comes at the end, starting around 5:13. There's a break where we have to listen to the terrible, terrible radio station which, for some reason, broke in. It's apparently the only radio station to have a blog (?). Be sure to listen to Dona Spring's speech, somewhere around 5:45. She sounds more and more like a witch as she talks.
Bates: We have the most per capita homeless Vietnam vets. That demonstrates how much we care about our troops.
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