Sullivan takes responsibility
This week we saw how a leader handles human error. He doesn't try to throw his weight around and bully his way through. He doesn't get cronies to find a loophole. He doesn't blather and bluster, obfuscate and prevaricate. He, or she, sucks it up, faces the punishment, the embarrassment, the possible loss of esteem. That's what a leader does. Some may say, "Right, a DUI is a horrible blot on a public official's record." Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, I say.
Councilman Brian Sullivan made me proud by handling his error like the man I know him to be. I look forward to his representation on the council. I hope some day to vote for him for County Executive, a position I know he would serve with his trademark decency and honesty. Americans treat a step backward as a momentum-builder on the drive forward. My very best to Sullivan as he uses this misstep as a new beginning in leading this community he has served so well in the past.
Bruce W. Burns