POLITICIANS DON’T CRY, do they?
Well, yes they do. It was quite the tear fest during the final meeting of the outgoing Kamloops City council this week. I don’t recall seeing anything like it before — usually, departing politicians give a brief farewell and go quietly into the night.
Some people think politicians who cry are weak; they think it’s sappy. They even question their sincerity; they say politicians who shed tears can’t be trusted. But there was nothing weak or insincere about what happened at the council meeting. I found it touching.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.