Northeast Times

Editorial: You say you want a resolution

Well, an­oth­er tough year will go in­to the his­tory books in less than 100 hours. What are our loc­al and na­tion­al movers and shakers plan­ning for 2012? Here’s what some of them should be say­ing:

May­or Nut­ter: I re­solve to apo­lo­gize for per­son­ally seek­ing  private dona­tions to con­trib­ute to ous­ted Schools Su­per­in­tend­ent Ar­lene Ack­er­man’s $905,000 re­tire­ment fund.

Ar­lene Ack­er­man: I re­solve to re­turn my re­tire­ment money to the school dis­trict and can­cel my ap­plic­a­tion for un­em­ploy­ment com­pens­a­tion. This will prove my love for The Chil­dren.

Former Re­pub­lic­an may­or­al can­did­ate John Feather­man: I re­solve to seize con­trol of what’s left of the loc­al Re­pub­lic­an Party and build it in­to an or­gan­iz­a­tion that gives a damn about de­feat­ing Demo­crats.

The six DROP-in­fes­ted City Coun­cil mem­bers who will leave of­fice on Monday: We re­solve to apo­lo­gize to the people of Phil­adelphia to whom we gave the shaft.

The six fresh­man City Coun­cil mem­bers who will take of­fice on Monday: We re­solve to re­store re­spect and dig­nity to this sub-me­diocre le­gis­lat­ive body.

Mem­bers of the Pennsylvania Le­gis­lature: We re­solve to un-ger­ry­mander the ab­surdly odd-shaped con­gres­sion­al and le­gis­lat­ive dis­tricts.

U.S. Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell: I re­solve to do whatever it takes to make Barack Obama a one-term pres­id­ent, even if that means my fel­low Re­pub­lic­ans pre­vent an eco­nom­ic re­cov­ery to make him look bad.

All cur­rent Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial can­did­ates ex­cept Jon Hunts­man: We re­solve to drop out of the race so the best man for the job gets the nom­in­a­tion to run against Pres­id­ent Obama in Novem­ber.

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