Bully for Kathleen McGreevy and her admonition to Davenport voters to put up
or shut up! Her "Words from the Editor" column in the October 31-November 6 edition (Issue 347) hit the proverbial nail on the head.

Prime Time

" ... so as White House chief of staff, I want to congratulate you all again on a very successful week. The country's united behind us, we're hitting our military objectives, and even that old smallpox vaccine might still be good.

The Reader has been publishing since 1993, which means we've witnessed a fair number of elections. None has been so fraught with dirty politics than Davenport's 5th Ward race between incumbent Wayne Hean and his opponent Bill Holgerson.

"All right, let's everybody finish up their Krispy Kremes and settle down. This session of the Joint Congressional Subcommittee in Charge of Hammering Out This Damn Airport Security Mess will now come to order."

"Mr.

Next week, Davenport voters will have the opportunity to vote for their new mayor and city council. A precious few of you bothered to turn out for the primary, so now you have to live with the slate of candidates before you.

The River Cities' Reader sent surveys to the candidates in all contested races in Davenport's November 6 general election. Their responses are reprinted below, and candidates are ordered alphabetically.

Spy Guys

Good morning, Central Intelligence Agen - I mean, Bureau of Public Roads."

"Geez Louise, Stan! Can't you guys even answer the phone right?"

"Is that you, Mr. Director? Sorry, I was just covering the desk while the girl was at lunch.

In your September 26-October 2 edition, you ran a story entitled, "Against Acting on Rage." I would like to address the article with some observations of my own.

In his article, the author, Jeff Ignatius, asserts that America, and Americans, have a "haughty and boorish" attitude toward foreign policy.

By the time this column goes to press, the results of Scott County's referendum for the proposed River Renaissance project will not yet be decided. I can only hope that Scott County voters at least go to the polls on this important issue.

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" ... what I'm asking, Professor Fleezner, is how people can watch this horrific news all day long and not get depressed?"

"Oooh, good question. Well, to start with, they should definitely buy my book, because on page 13 there's a little self-affirming song they can sing to themselves.

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