Michael Walker, who billed himself as the "quintessential" criminal lawyer before billing himself as the "quintessential senior executive" at Community Services for Children, is not so quintessential to Allentown City Council. He was rejected in a 5-2 vote at last night's Council meeting as Director of Community and Economic Development. Candida Affa and Julio Guridy were the only Yes votes.
I was unable to attend, but picked up on what must have been a lively discussion on Emily Opilo's twitter feed. Robert Trottner was there, too.
When I first told you about Walker, he was at the helm of Community Services for Children. But the ship foundered, and they are looking for a new skipper.
Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski, in a rare appearance, pitched his prospect. But in the end, his only real argument for hiring him was to add a black face. Diversity is important, but competency must come first. Walker lacks that quality.
Council's rejection of Walker is a clear indication that they are unwilling to accept any more bullshit burgers from Fed Ed.