Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mayor is carrying a shotgun--all in the interest of theater (Los Gatos)
Los Gatos Weekly Times ^ | July 27

Posted on 07/27/2005 4:46:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The mayor of Los Gatos wandering around Oak Meadow Park packin' a shotgun? Then down on his knees pleading for mercy? Is this the behavior we expect from the town's No. 1 guy? It is for Mayor Mike Wasserman, and it's not even an election year.

Certainly asking for votes at gunpoint would not be acceptable, and begging for votes from his knees would be an act unbecoming of someone of his political stature. But to do so in the spirit of William Shakespeare shows what a good sport we have sitting center stage on the town council dais on the first and third Monday of each month.

Wasserman is playing a role of an outlaw in the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival's adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona. And while it's not a major role--he has just one line, which we're told he delivers with all the pomposity of Olivier--that he is performing at all is a testament to his community spirit, or at the very least his good sportsmanship. (Reports that Ray Davis was seen in the audience booing Wasserman's performance cannot be confirmed.)

Really, the whole thing is all Steve Glickman's fault. Councilman Glickman, during his year's reign as the mayor of Los Gatos, accepted a role in the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival last summer, indirectly throwing down the gauntlet for all mayors to follow.

It's likely something the town needs to look into--a change in the job description for those interested in making a run for the town council--"Wanted: Candidate for public for public office. Must be willing to represent the town at community events; attend town and county meetings; ride in the annual Children's Christmas and Holiday Parade; and perform in stage productions in town ... singing and dancing optional."

Instead of running for office, we may find more candidates running from office.

TOPICS: Books/Literature; Local News; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: losgatos; shakespeare
Just a note: Mayor Wasserman is the only Republican on Los Gatos town council. There are about 100 more registered Democrats than registered Republicans in the town.
1 posted on 07/27/2005 4:46:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Canticle_of_Deborah; martin_fierro; CheneyChick; Carry_Okie; CounterCounterCulture; NormsRevenge


2 posted on 07/27/2005 4:47:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...
Silicon Valley
Click for San Jose International, California Forecast
Send FReepmail if you want on/off SVP list
Silicon Valley Slang
The List of Ping Lists

3 posted on 07/27/2005 5:18:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (MY PRODUCT IS BETTER THAN YOUR PRODUCT!!1!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Hey, That's my hometown!

4 posted on 08/01/2005 9:31:52 AM PDT by TMD (Get Planned Parenthood out of our schools!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson