By Mike Weland
am not sure what I’ve done to earn either
friends or enemies during the years I’ve been
privileged to be here. I’m grateful only to have
been allowed to ply my trade. I’m hopeful that
what I’ve done helped more than hindered.
I’ve not always done right. I’ve erred
grievously. I think I acknowledged my sins and
paid the price. I asked no favor. When I was
reporting, I covered my sins as I did those of
had a friend whom I respect come to dislike me.
I know not why. I saw him while I was setting up
for taking pictures on Easter; we avoided one
another but our paths crossed.
heard you had some trouble,” he said. “A bit.
It’s good to see you.”
don’t know if Steve Tanner remembers;. I don’t
know if he remembers all the times he raised my
name in talking about all he sees wrong in this
county, even though I was only a scribe.
got angry once, and said things I regret. I was
subject to a thorough investigation. I was
excorticated in an online rant that follows me
to this day.
Some might still believe I’m as bad as they
think I am. I promise, I try to be honest.
I’m not perfect, But I offer any who disagree
the chance to talk, and say.
read commissioners minutes regarding a recent
P&Z issue during which Steve Tanner was given
believe he has a lot to say, but he weakens his
case by telling platitudes. Mr. Tanner seems
good at using many words and much time to say
the same ineffective words; maybe I’ve heard
them too long.
respected him then, I do now. What made me
wonder if he is speaking from the heart or from
his ass, though, is that he said at the last
meeting in which he said the same stale things
regarding local government, and added that Mike
Weland has served too long.
only served as long as I could, Sir. I am
ashamed I wasn’t able to serve longer. I had to
stop serving more than a year ago.
don’t know why I earned your enmity. I can only
tell you why it doesn’t seem to matter.