Those of you who follow these scribbles of mine will know that Friday night’s revelations on Channel 5 regarding Mayor Z’s possible ineligibility to run gave me nothing less than the kind of laughter that sets your whole body shaking and sends tears streaming down your face.
However, it does take the fun out of it if this is how the race ends, so after I got done laughing, I got down to some serious thinking –well, sort of serious. First, what sort of proof was provided that she’s now fully resident at the palatial estate beyond the river and overlooking the sea? Did someone provide pictures of (shudder) her underwear drawer? Did they find a dresser full of hair-teasing tools and lotions and potions meant to keep her looking adorable for all except the Belize Times? In other words, what constitutes incontrovertible proof? I look forward to seeing if Z deems this one worth answering come Monday.
I will say that I do agree that if you’re not willing to live in a municipality, you ought not to wish to govern it either. Therefore, I think that the quoted amendment was not only appropriate, but too long in coming. Kudos to the UDP lawmakers no matter what their motivation was –and I hope they are not now persuaded to reverse course on the matter. Remember the various City Councillors in the past who went abroad and ‘forgot’ to resign? But maybe, since Z built and moved out to her mansion when she was Mayor, she kind of knew how her leadership of the City would turn out, no? Call her desertion more of an admission, if you will.
Over not a few drinks this weekend, I and some of my friends did wonder who spilled the beans re HomeGate. I gave it 50/50 that it was her own party, and one or two others agreed. Others in the group tended to cling to their faith in the diabolical nature of the PUP, and I gave them their props too. Either way, this is an unambiguous test of the UDP leadership: will they suffer their own law to be overturned so as to maintain their candidate at any cost? Or will they use this as the ‘out’ to rid themselves of a serious political liability? Also, will Jules get his groove back where City Hall scoops are concerned? Either way, Monday’s news should be interesting; let’s see what happens next.
However this latest episode turns out, I will wend my unwilling way to the polls come Wednesday to cast my vote for God-knows-what to lead the City. While I may vote for Chubby, let me make it absolutely clear that I do not regard him as anything other than a ‘NO’ vote for Zenaida. Let’s face it, the man is so boring I can’t even stay awake long enough to mock him.
Yuh knoa, I wonder if Z has a spare floor in The Bates Motel in case we all need to move out of Belize City –or in case Creole Waggans wants to open a Ladyville branch. She and Mr$ Moya can’t be using all three, can they?