Library of Congress In the next City Council election, the old guard, stubbornly opposed to change, will try to paint the new guard as stubbornly opposed to change. Not as dumb an idea as you might think.
I tend to keep a sharp nose out for possible nearby flatulence, and I am beginning to pick up strong whiffs from the old downtown political establishment -- the ones former Mayor Laura Miller always called "The Boys" -- in terms of how they will deal with next May's watershed City Hall elections in Dallas.
We have chatted here about this before -- the elections, not the flatulence per se. I have not been the Lone Ranger in proposing that next May's council election could be the biggest City Hall game-changer that anybody now living, even really old people, will remember.
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Or not. Some people don't want the game to change. I'm starting to see where they will go and what they will say in order to head off change. And you know what? They may win. It all depends.