The primary for South District Council is only 10 days away. The Buffalo News did their annual preview of the candidates yesterday. Christopher Scanlon wants everyone to know he has worked very hard at being handed the seat.  Just like he worked very hard at dropping out of college and getting his DWI. Just like he worked very hard at collecting  signatures to get on the ballot. Oh, wait. Chris couldn’t be bothered to collect any signatures. When you’re the anointed candidate of the status quo, who would want to get out and meet the people? He was probably very busy with all the college courses he wasn’t taking…

His opponents noted that he did not circulate any of his own petitions.

“I didn’t want to go out and collect petitions and
have these people think this is the only time they were going to see me,
so I decided not to,” he said.

Well, Chris. You see, if you’re an active Councilman, this won’t be the only time they see you. But, I’m sure they’ll see you when you’re cutting some stupid ribbon with Byron Brown or at some other feel good event. Otherwise, they’ll probably never see you. 

Fortunately, for Scanlon, three other people are vying for the seat, making it a virtual slam dunk for the machine backed candidate. Add to it the fact that Mickey Kearns and Matt Fisher sold out their community (along with their principles) and the race should be Scanlon’s to lose. Now, South Buffalo has a rubber stamp for the mayor who will sit back and collect a $50,000/yr paycheck, while sharpening pencils in city hall. Yawn………..
Democratic primary is Sept. 13 for four vying for South Council seat