Tuesday, May 11, 2010
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND?
On the eve of the start of the Perez corruption trial, it seems as though one of his alleged co-conspirators has been able to fly under the radar.
Republican Councilperson Veronica Airey-Wilson was also arrested at the same time as Perez, and I haven't seen any outcry for her resignation....yet. The demands for Perez to step down have been initiated by Council members claiming he can't perform his duties fully. The same demands for Airey-Wilson's resignation have been non-existent.
If her recent performances have been any indication, in fairness the Council should also be questioning her capacity to fulfill her functions.
Airey-Wilson was a no-show at the public budget session at Bulkeley High School and apparently decided to skip the public comment session of last night's Council meeting. Her attendance at her office at Hartford City Hall has also been scarce lately.
Maybe the Council is waiting until her trial draws closer, her next court date is June 12, 2010. I'm sure there is no double standard here, if Perez should have stepped down I'm sure her colleagues will be demanding that Airey-Wilson step aside also. And as with Perez, who's paying for Airey-Wilson's attorney and legal fees? Are the taxpayers of Hartford on the hook for that?
It's only fair, right?