If our new mayor hasn’t done much else in his first month and a half, he has proven himself adept at saying exactly what everyone wants to hear. Here are some actual utterances by Bill Purcell, plus some others we’re expecting to hear any day now (♦♦ denotes actual).
♦ I believe, in my view, we need to know the full extent of what occurred in order to better address it.♦♦ Nov. 8
♦ You know what I care about. It’s what you care about.♦♦ Campaign commercial
♦ This is what I said I was going to do, and now this is what I’m doing.♦♦ Oct. 8
♦ There’s a desire by all involved to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible.♦♦ Nov. 8
♦ Collaboration between departments has got to happen in a city our size.♦♦ Oct. 8
♦ The business of schools and the participation in schools has to continue throughout the course of this year and the years ahead.♦♦ Oct. 14
♦ Education is so important to all that I care about and, I think, to the future of this city. ♦♦ Oct. 14
♦ We need to let the process work.♦♦ Nov. 8
♦ I do think it’s the job of mayor to establish, again, those high expectations not only that he has but that you have for the way in which your government should operate. ♦♦ Oct. 14
♦ Neighborhoods are, in the very best sense, where we live.
♦ Children, I truly believe, are our future.
♦ Transportation is a vital issue. It is how we can get from point A to B. And sometimes C.
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