He's Mayor For Two More Hours ...

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At 10 this morning at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Mike Rawlings officially becomes Dallas mayor, and Dwaine Caraway goes back to being just one of 14 council members who must travel sans security detail. Shortly after that, more than likely, Pauline Medrano will ascend to the title of mayor pro tem; more than likely, Tennell Atkins will become deputy. Caraway had his chance to have his shot at becoming mayor, but said in January he decided not to run to focus on redistricting, telling Unfair Park that "one of the most pressing issues facing the city and the city's future is the redrawing of the lines that will give better representation to the southeast part of the city."

A month later, of course, he became mayor anyway. Then, a few weeks after that, he sued the city to stop the release of those police records relating to a January 2 call to his house. Jim wrote a few weeks ago he'll miss having Caraway at the center of the horseshoe: "The way Caraway has operated in office is only different from how previous mayors have behaved because the things he wants are different, and because he asked for them so loudly." Rudy writes today that, oh, he'll run for mayor one day, mark it down: "I've proven I can shoulder the responsibility, and I'm sincere and committed to service, transparency and openness to everyone."

Above is the chitchat with Caraway that aired on WFAA last night, during which he triggered the Band Name Alert: "Negative Bloggers."
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BCulbreath
BCulbreath

Former Mayor Caraway travel with the same Police Officer that has travel with past five Mayors They pick Mayor and donated car up at City Hall and after all official business of the City is over they leave Mayor and donated car at City Hall.It surprises me that most of you do not even know what goes on at City Hall yet have so much to say.ha ha

Lastangelman
Lastangelman

He's funny, corrupt and strange and loads of entertainment but I do not care to have him run my city anymore.

Coleman
Coleman

I saw Dwaine Caraway at the mall Saturday, the same day I saw someone walking briskly out of Macy's wearing a shit with tags still on it. Wonder if that was Arthur or Archie

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

I personally think Caraway needs to go on a vacation....for, oh, let's say... 30 years or more.

Doug
Doug

Re:  "... and I'm sincere and committed to service, transparency and openness to everyone."

Isn't he the guy who blatently tried to get the "ethics" rules changed under the table to make it easier to take bribes...oops, I mean "contributions?

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Yes.  And he also accepted an all-expense paid trip to Nigeria (effectively "laundered" through the World Affairs Council) under extremely murky circumstances.

Sassy
Sassy

Didn't this chump give Vic a key to the city? REALLY? A felon......having done time for killing and abusing dogs....WTF!!!.......Caraway is and idiot and a looser...... Angela Hunt would be a better choice...at least she gave a key to one of Vic's dogs that managed to survive his incarciration of holocost.

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

It wasn't his choice to give it to Vick. His political consultants at,' Archie & Arthur Consulting, Inc', recommended him to do it.

Rooster
Rooster

Caraway has better odds of flapping his arms and flying to the moon than winning an at-large mayoral race.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I'd be more welcoming to Tom Hicks rebuying the Rangers than Caraway as mayor again.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Caraway traveled with a security detail?!? WTF?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Now, now, all Dallas mayors have security details.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Why in the world do they have a security detail; seems like a real waste of money.  It would be interesting to know if other cities of comparable population routinely provide a security detail for their mayors.

cp
cp

It's two cops from the special elite force unit, or whatever the hell it's called, and one of them is the driver of the car and keeper of appointments.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why does our mayor need a security detail? Of all the crappy ways our tax money is spent, that may be the most useless.

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

Let me guess, the city is going to get a bill from the "Arthur and Archie Protection Service" right?

Montemalone
Montemalone

The security is to protect us from him.

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