Roger Toussaint, you are either clueless, funny, or a mixture of both. Readers of E.O.T. know how I felt about last year’s transit strike. If you don’t, check out the article by clicking here.
Mr. Toussaint has opened a reelection campaign website RogerToussaintVictory2006.com. When I first heard about the site & its content, I just knew I would blog about it. The delay came from having to actually fully believe what I had saw.
Roger, as a son of a MTA bus driver, & grandson of a retired MTA bus driver, I fully supported the reasons why you went out on strike. However as much as I supported you, I’m starting to think you are clueless.
NYC residents do not have short memories. A good sized percentage of residents hated you last year & continue to do so. Some of your supporters have lost confidence & this doesn’t include the many on the inside who aren’t fully behind you. Now with knowing all of this, why would you even dare try to make money off the strike?
I understand how these elections work & how you need to raise cash for them. This doesn’t make it right for you to try & make cash off of such a horrible event. The city was practically shutdown because of your actions. Now you expect people to forget that & support your cause? Newsflash Roger, it isn’t happening!
My first suggestion to you is fire your campaign manager if you have one. This idea reeks of a campaign manager who has no clue of what he or she is doing. If this idea actually came from you, go to the first mirror & slap yourself as hard as you possibly can. Maybe this slap will get your brain to start functioning again.
The hardcore truth is that your potential reelection will not come from the public but from within. So go out & prove to your constituents that you are the only person for the job. Save the stupid autographs, bracelets, t-shirts & anything else for a legitimate cause.
This is not the cause for it & I would hope you truly understand that. If you don’t, maybe you are not the right man to finish what you started.