Unfortunately, my devotion to covering public works meetings meant that I missed last night’s Mike Germain quote of the decade.
Yes, I pretty much dub every other quote of his is “The Quote Of The Decade.” However, this really is it. Before holding the tobacco control amendment under personal privilege, MG began to say the following before being cut off by the Mayor —
I’ve had more vices than anyone …
I know the mayor had to cut him off because once you hold something under personal privilege, you can’t say anything more. (Though there was at least one report requested after the personal privilege hold. Don’t ask me to explain that. I think there was some politeness/let’s-not-drag-this-out-past-the-next-meeting stuff going on.)
But I think at least one person watching at home was hoping for Germain to follow that sentence up by bursting into an impromptu Queen sing-along — “Mistakes, I’ve made a few…”
MG will not be at the next city council meeting, which prompted a commenter called mary to say the following on Daily Worcesteria:
What does Germain possibly have that is more important than being at the City Council meeting?
I’m sure Dave Goldberg could say it better than I could, but what could Germain have that isn’t more important than being at the City Council meeting? Maybe he’s washing his hair that night!
The real problem, as I see it, is that the city experiences a marked decrease in self-deprecating one-liners every time Mike Germain doesn’t attend a City Council meeting.
I really don’t have an opinion on the is-he-or-isn’t-he-in-the-pocket-of-Big-Tobacco non-issue, because — unless there’s some massive subterfuge going on — you can just check out his campaign filings online.
Goodness knows why I like Mike Germain. He’s like a less intelligent, really lazy version of Danny Blue. Without the British accent. Or, one hopes, the grifting.
But any man who can consistently give us quotes like “I always have something to offer” will always be a favorite of this blog.