The comment runs beneath a post at Plead the First titled "Maybe It's Not All Johnson's Fault?"
This important point goes beyond lawyers and lawyering. I tried to make it the other day:
Whatever Mitch Johnson has done wrong or right, he works for the City Council, and the Council backed him to the hilt through last year.
Maybe some of the public ire about information flow and lack thereof should be directed at the elected officials who misread the public interest from the start, and in some cases may continue to do so today.
In a comment beneath that post, I said, "The Council misjudged the importance of the police department to the community, and the way problems within the department would resonate with the public."
I thought about it again when reading Ryan's interview. Mitch says the City doesn't have a spokesman. But we do have a mayor, who is the public face of the City.
This is a failure of political leadership as much as anything. Whatever Johnson's missteps, if the Council fires him it should serve scapegoat for dinner that night.