That’s the average grade given to the current mayor by those who seek to succeed her.
Councilwoman Mary Norwood, first to respond, gave Franklin an 85. State Sen. Kasim Reed, who was Franklin’s campaign manager for both of her successful mayoral bids, said he’d award her an 88. Or a solid A, if grading on a Bill Campbell curve.
Political newcomers Jesse Spikes and Glenn Thomas gave the mayor an 85 and 80, respectively. The high score came from city council President Lisa Borders, who graded Franklin a 90.
“She has transformed the city,” Borders said, drawing applause from much of the 200 or so in attendance.
Al Kosa speaks for me:
I saw a guy at Peachtree Center this morning wearing a Yanks cap and AL all star game T shirt. Had a little kid with him. Probably a kidnapper. If anyone’s missing a child, try the bench in front of Caribou at P’tree Center.
Truth is I’ve come to loathe Boston fans far more than Yankee fans. At least the Yankee fans have always been around here. Stop me if you’ve heard this. Stop. I’ll stop. Go Braves! Beat the shit out of these fat-cat northeastern teams and crush the souls of these carpetbagging douche bags. May they spend their lives chasing Blue Jays and Orioles and Rays through prickly shrubs and perilous ocean waves.
Have some fucking pride, Atlanta fans, and don’t let Turner Field become Fenway South this weekend.