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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Vindictive, thin-skinned mayor acting vindictive, thin-skinned

Sgt. Scott Kreher, one of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's most persistent and effective critics, stepped in a big pile of poop this week when he told the city council he's so frustrated with Franklin's unresponsiveness that he'd like to hit her in the head with the baseball bat.

Given the context of the original statement and the wording of Kreher's quick apology, it was clearly an ugly metaphor. It stretches credulity to say Kreher's comment was a threat.

Well, Shirley has decided to stretch credulity.

Here's what Her Majesty Honor told Fox 5:

"I think it's intended to intimidate me, my family and city officials. I think it's very dangerous language and when someone says they want to take a bat and hit you in the head, from my experience, they want to kill you," said Mayor Franklin.

The mayor apparently had nothing to say about the source of Kreher's frustration, her administration's poor treatment of wounded police officers.

And that's why Kreher's comment was so infuriating. He handed Franklin a stack of victim cards. Now she's playing them.

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