Much has been made of the intrigue the past few weeks on the various alliances and coalitions in the city election process. Now that the dust is settling, we would like to salute the hot pink campaign, run by supporters of Sheryl Bass. Actually, Ms. Bass didn’t run. Her friends ran her as a write-in campaign. Sheryl Bass supported the Republican ticket. At last count, Ms. Bass received
1052 997 [Ed. Note: correction given this afternoon] votes and her name didn’t even appear on the ballot! That means that Ms. Bass came in 4th without her running and without her name appearing on the ballot.
Ms. Bass should be proud. She has good friends, the support and respect of her community, and the friends of Ms. Bass did things the right way. Several movers and shakers of this campaign had to resign from their political party to run the campaign. THEY did the right thing. Will they be readmitted? Time will tell. They knew the rules. They followed them. The Sheryl Bass campaign made a fine showing at the polls and everyone showed a lot of class.
Ms. Bass has served her community and will be an invaluable resource for all the elected officials to turn to when they need advice and help. A toast of our finest ale to Lady Bass and her ever- classy campaign.