May 19, 2009

Cockayne and Rimcoski

It's no secret that first-term Republican city Councilor Ken Cockayne doesn't have too much use for veteran GOP Councilor Mike Rimcoski. He said he considers the senior councilor too prone to go along with Mayor Art Ward and the city's unions.
So when Rimcoski told the Republican Town Committee last night that he planned to seek another two-year term on the council, Cockayne's annoyance was readily apparent.
"Ah, shit," he said.
After a pause, Cockayne looked at me and added, "You're not going to print that, right?"
"Sure I am," I replied.
And I have.

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Rimcoski, but he has a better tendency to side with the constituent than any other city council member we have. And I'm a democrat! I will vote for him again in a heart beat!

Anonymous said...

LMAO. Nice to know Ken is human, and nice to know Steve is a man of his word.

Anonymous said...

Once again Ken proves he doesn't know how to control his inside voice and his outside voice.

Anonymous said...

...and yet another totally classless move on ole Mad Dog's part. What an embarrassment!

Anonymous said...

Rule number one -- The press is not your friend. If they are in the room watch what you say because it is all fair game.

Anonymous said...

Obviously the constituents like Mike as he keeps getting reelected.

Anonymous said...

Can't the republican non-leadership control their people?

No wonder they are such a mess.

Anonymous said...

Not good steve...poor reporting....Thats more like gossip.

Anonymous said...

Cockayne's annoyance was readily apparent.
"Ah, shit," he said.
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We know exactly how you feel Ken...we all said the same thing when we heard you were running again too!!! ;0)

Anonymous said...

KEN THESE GUYS DONT REALIZE YOU ARE RUNNING FOR MAYOR YET. YOU WILL GET THEM IN THE END. THE UNION BOYS ARE SAID TO BACK YOU.ART DOUBLE CROSSED THEM. THE NEW BOYS ON THE BLOCK ARE THE DEPT HEADS AND THAT WONTCARRY ART.

Odin said...

If you truly agree with what Rimcoski says and you voted for him, you're no Democrat. Be honest and go join the Dead Old Party.

Anonymous said...

Ken's ego is getting hard to fit through the door these days. he is on the city council for god's sake, not some high level policy position. Who does he think he is and how dare he treat any colleague like that? I am sure Mike is longing for the days when Ken wasn't on the Council because if my memory serves me correct, the Dems generally and Kevin McCaley and Zoppo specificly always treated him respectfully. Its the least he deserves. He deserves more from someone in his own party.

Anonymous said...

"KEN THESE GUYS DONT REALIZE YOU ARE RUNNING FOR MAYOR YET. YOU WILL GET THEM IN THE END"

Ah yes! Just the type of mentality we need...Ken running for mayor to "get them." Sic em mad dog! Good boy. Give him a cookie.

Uh, thanks but NO THANKS!

Anonymous said...

10:40 poster,

don't you mean Zoppo gave told him what to do, just like her puppet McCauley? She led them all around like little puppy dogs.

Anonymous said...

Poster 4:30

You feel that way because you can't tell Cockayne what to do. He refuses to be part of the good old boy's. He's not another lap dog like most of the coucil.

Cockayne for Mayor 09

Anonymous said...

9:37, Hate to break it to you, but Mad Dog is the biggest lap dog in the pack (and his bark is definitely much bigger than his bite).

Anonymous said...

The Republicans tend to do that to their own: must be genetic.

Anonymous said...

If you ask around you will find that there are many democrats that voted for Mike. He really does stand up for the citizens more than any other council member.

Anonymous said...

This is the problem with politicians - they put their interest to get elected ahead of what is right or sometimes even principled. Mike is a RINO and I am sure many are frustrated with his ways. At least Ken is honest and transparent - you know where you stand...not like most of the phony politicians. Say one thing and do something else. Even though I wouldn't have said "oh shit", I do appreciate his honesty, which is more than I can say for most of the politicians today.

Anonymous said...

Is this the way that Republicans plan to attract candidates?

Lets go Barnes, STEP UP TO THE PLATE!

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