City Government

Mayor Media Maven To Head South

Now that Team Dave has won re-election we hear from our “Down Under” sources that spokeslady Elizabeth Duncan will be leaving the team.

Instead of waltzing the media, our sources say she will be “Waltzing Matilda.” Apparently she is off to Australia for an extended visit to be near relatives who live there. She told the GUARDIAN it was time to try something “different and new.” We wish her all the best and await details on date of departure.

Mayor Dave Bieter couldn’t have had a more strident advocate and defender of every decision. No media outlet from the Daily Paper to the GUARDIAN was immune from her verbal assaults if she felt Team Dave had been wronged in print, on line or on air.

No word yet on which local media maven will fill the vacancy created by Duncan’s departure. Our bet is that someone from the struggling Statesman or KBCI CBS 2 will be at the top of of the list.

The GUARDIAN is not interested in the job and if selected will not serve.

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  1. political geek
    Jan 7, 2008, 2:53 pm

    The smart money is on his campaign hack Ryan Hill. Team Dave is all about the buddy system!

  2. KBCI CBS 2? Put down the crack pipe, Dave. It’s been more than a year since anyone of value worked there, with the exception of Scott Logan. Are you hinting that Logan is taking the job? That station is a shell of what it once was, with some of their worst ratings in years right now.

  3. Perhaps one of the spokespeople from a City department could move up to the Mayor’s office. We could leave the vacated position empty and save 1 salary. That’s assuming that the qualifications for the job are standard and objective. 😉

  4. I like Eric’s idea but Take it one step further. Don’t move anybody into the vacated position, instead let Dave Bieter speak for himself.

  5. I sure don’t understand why Channel 2 puts its local news on at four o’clock in the afternoon. There are a lot of people still sitting at their desks that time of day. Even five o’clock is too early for working people. I would think Natalie Hurst would be in permanent depression.

    Regarding the Statesman – how much am I paying per word in the year 2008 compared with 1988 or 1998? It is pathetic. It mostly just echoes articles from other newspapers around the country which a person can read for free on the Internet, and very little of local interest. One would think there would be several people over there who are looking for new opportunities.

  6. Because Channel 2 has no idea what they’re doing, Treva.

    And it shows in the ratings.

  7. I would like to wish her the best in whatever she chooses to do!

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