As they say in Rome: “A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.”
But I need to rephrase that to: A funny thing happened on my way to the forum over at WSPD. I never arrived.
Let me explain.
On August 8, 2007, I made a blog entry here on Roland Hansen Commentary that I had entitled Change Lucas County, Ohio Government!
The following week, on August 14, that entry was featured in the weekly edition of Carnival of Ohio Politics: Carnival Number 78, and was mentioned on August 15 over on Thurber’s Thoughts.
Then, on August 16, WSPD radio talk show personality Fred LeFebvre called my home. I was out at the time, but he did leave a message in which he said amongst other things “I’d be interested in talking to you about it” and he asked me to call him back. My answering machine has a time stamp, consequently I not only still have the message which I saved, but I also have a record of the time the message was left; it was 11:56 a.m.
I returned Fred LeFebvre’s at approximately 2:30 p.m. He did not answer; however, I did get his voice mail. I left a message that I was returning his call as he requested; and, I made a comment that it appeared that we were playing phone tag.
To this day, two weeks after I left that return telephone call message, Fred LeFebvre has not called me back. And now, if ever he does call, I’m not interested in speaking with him. I don’t play the games of the traditional media, especially those games of the dog-and-pony talk shows. I do not need to be in Fred LeFebvre’s limelight or in his shadow. And, I am certainly not at Fred LeFebvre’s beck and call.
I take Mr. LeFebvre’s extemporaneous inquiry and failure to follow through as not being really interested in the subject of an alternative structure of government for Lucas County.
I suspect that most residents of Lucas County are not interested in changing the government structure, either. They’d rather just sit back and beef, bellyache, bitch, gripe, grouse, squawk, holler, crab, kvetch, and complain about our government. And then, the majority of those people wants and expects someone else to deal with it all.