Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blog Stage 2

This article investigates Manor's mayor, Jeff Turner, who played a role in a development project that wasn't seen through. Apparently Turner received over $200,000 from Zaretsky, the businessman who proposed the idea for development. Because the project was never started, the private investors drew up lawsuits against Zaretsky and Turner, citing that they were defrauded out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. This led to Turner stepping down from his Mayoral position, only to run unopposed last year and taking the role again.

I felt this article was worthwhile because it shows the corruption that comes with politics. A mayor conned multiple investors and tried to play it off, but all evidence points against him. It also shows the lack of political knowledge and fervor among the citizenry. The same mayor who stepped down as a result of the scandal, in a matter similar to Nixon during the Watergate affair, was reelected because he ran unopposed.

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