Freep staff writer Joe Swickard's story on C. Beatty got me a little pissed. Oh, yes, now she's a single mom trying to make ends meet and rebuild her life, no longer the high-flying city official who, when caught speeding by patrolmen, asked them if they knew "who the $(#*" she was. No longer the woman who treated cops doing their duty "worse than dope men." No longer calling the chief of police on the phone to avoid a ticket. No longer the corrupt chief of staff colluding with a criminal mayor on how to fire honest cops.
You know what? You give people power, and power tests them. They do something wrong, and it shows they didn't deserve that power. Are we supposed to feel sorry for her facing her comeuppance? For falling from power that corrupted her so completely?
I just want her to disappear so I never have to see her name again. Don't set up anybody up for a comeback, please. CB: We know exactly who the $%*# you are.