Maybe he'd be named commerce secretary. Or transportation chief. Or perhaps something involving the labor department. The possibilities are endless.
Now, the mayor has made very clear that he's running for re-election in 2013 and wants to serve a second term. (Which is exactly the thing an elected official should say if his or her name is even being linked with a potential presidential appointment.)
But let's say Reed does get tapped by Obama to move to Washington, D.C. Who becomes mayor?
Can you say "Hail Ceasar Mitchell?"
If the mayor were to resign, based on our reading of the city code, a special election is to be called by the Atlanta City Council within 15 days "to fill the balance of the unexpired term"
But if the mayor's office is vacated less than one year before a regular election for the position, which would be the case since the next mayoral election is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2013, then the president of the City Council President would be named mayor for the remainder of the term.
Which means that Council President Ceasar Mitchell, who once pondered running to become the city's chief executive, would be handed the reins to City Hall — at least until next November, when voters would cast ballots in the next scheduled municipal elections.
Now, if Romney wins... well, that's another story.
The Ferris Wheel sounds really neat, particularly the 18 story height.
I'm glad Looking Glass made the point about Downtown residents. 20 years ago there were…
Actually this will be OVERGROUND - 18 stories in fact. Pay attention!
"crossing boundaries in their own traditional territories."
I thought tradition meant nothing to lefties…
man, i smell another UNDERGROUND
"She's only awful in your myopic minds."
OK Oy, I'll try to keep…