Brooks: Granholm Was Worst
time of the year this is…you know all that stuff about peace and good
My oh my, he was upset with the soon to be ex-governor whom the
Oakland County Executive labeled, "The most incompetent Governor in the
history of this state."
And it gets worse, but first, what's his beef?
Well his former "friend", Gov. Jennifer Granholm had some unkind
things to say about Mr. P. sticking his nose into the battle over water
with the burbs on one side and Motown on the other. She notes Patterson
has a history of doing this.
She basically told him to knock off the rhetoric although she did
not use those exact words but Mr. Patterson got the message.
What is that law of physics and politics: For every action there
is a reaction?
Bam. It didn't take him long.
To her "laundry list of failures," he opines in his personal
blog in the Detroit News, "you can add both cowardice and ignorance."
He says she took the shot when nobody was around to shoot back.
She frets about another war over water than could split the
region at a time when bipartisanship is enjoying a Renaissance of
sorts. The new governor wants that, the old one fears Patterson could
doom that. He counters, "There is no need for me to defend myself for
being a strong advocate for Oakland County."
"She took the shot as she fled the battlefield of politics…." he
rants on as he warms to the subject.
He sights the recent scandal surrounding the Detroit Water Board
and observes "such blatant criminal conduct elevates the cost of doing
business for the suburbs tied into this monopolistic system."
He shouts for fairness.
She tells him, if you got a beef come to the table with "an open
hand rather than a fist."
Looks like the two of them will agree to disagree and as for
sharing any "Glad tidings and Joy?" Fat chance of that.