With the arrest of Alderman McGee, a season of fear is coming to an end. The sun is beginning to shine once again on the 6th district. People are starting to stumble from the darkness and as they do, pieces of the puzzle will fall into place... like why so many people were afraid of Michael McGee, Jr.
Fear and intimidation. It’s the same old story but with a McGee twist. Instead of emulating the gangsters of old or even the new, McGee took a page from his hero, Hugo Chavez, and he tried to turn his district into a third world dictatorship.
I really think it’s that simple. Delusions of grandeur.
Now that McGee has been deposed, people will eventually start to talk. Especially when they are sure that McGee is gone for good (or at least twenty years). It’s no different than the Russians’ love for Stalin, the Cubans’ love for Castro, or the Iraqis' love for Hussein. The politically abused tend to love their abuser, but once free they spit in the dictator's face.
McGee is a thug and he turned his district into a “thugocracy.” As his (soon to be former) constituents start talking we will begin to understand the depth of McGee’s delusions.
McGee wasn’t just delusional. He was brazen -- stone cold stupid in his actions. That’s why he was caught “every which way but loose.” He can’t even say he was entrapped; he took bribes so many times as to be routine. Bribery by cell phone! By cell phone!!!
The word on the street is that “Michael has done a lot for his constituents and for the constituents of Milwaukee.”
“He was a good man.” “ He stood up for the community.” “He returned my calls…”
This is why the NBA shouldn’t let fans select the All-Star team. Fans are blindly stupid.
So what if he did some good things! What do McGee’s good deeds have to do with the price of tea in China?
Michael McGee, Jr. is a shyster. He won’t be remembered for any good deeds. He will be remembered as a stupid criminal who had the stupid good luck to be enabled by a weak D.A., a bunch of frightened pansy politicians and a derelict dad.
Good luck Mike and viva la reality!
Let us now hope and pray that the next Alderman of the 6th district isn’t another vote for failure.
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