Thank you, Mayor Hardie Davis, for vindicating my endorsement of Helen Blocker-Adams. I was right to endorse Helen and thus far it appears the voters were wrong to elect you. My February 19, 2014, Metro Spirit letter titled, “Blocker-Adams Clear Choice for Mayor,” was prophetic. In the letter, I wrote, “Neither is State Senator Hardie Davis mayoral timbre. Senator Davis appears to be an opportunist.”
An opportunist is one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences. An opportunist seizes every opportunity to improve things for himself. In the case of Davis, ask for more money, hire a larger, well-paid staff, and seek veto power. He’s just getting started.
Unfortunately, the supporters of candidate Davis were mesmerized and blinded from the reality of Davis the ambitious politician. Author Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” It’s time for Augustans to believe their lying eyes.