Thursday, December 07, 2006

Barrett's test

The tragedy at the Falk Corp. will be the ultimate pass / fail test of Mayor Tom Barrett's administration. This isn't one of those issues, like crime, where the mayor's degree of responsibility is not so easily defined, nor is it the sort of abstract disagreement over language (is the city in 'crisis'?) that has often passed for controversy in Barrett's first term thus far.

The Falk explosion and its many, many repercussions for the workers, the company, the city and the region are issues on which Barrett should be the public leader.

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