Thursday, May 22, 2008

Under the rainbow


So last night as I headed to Town Meeting at 7:35 PM (five minutes late) a rainbow seemed to emanated from the Middle School location of Amherst’s legislative body.

Silly Irish me, but I considered it a good omen--hoping the first thing Town Meeting would hear is that Anne Awad had resigned, hopped on her broom and rode off into the sunset (rainbow and all).

No such luck.

Pride, indeed, goith before the fall.

Yesterday’s Gazette lead (click photo in yesterday’s post to enlarge) clearly stated the couple “have reversed course, declaring their Amherst home their primary residence.”

So what did they do, shout it from the doorstep of their new home in South Hadley? Because according the landrecords.com the official Registry of Deeds website that is almost instantly updated daily they have not rescinded their Homestead declaration on the South Hadley home or taken out yet another redeclaring Amherst as such.

In their Letter to the Editor coming out later this morning they claim “Our decisions about moving to South Hadley will be guided by our commitment to the community of Amherst.”

Well, it you had any commitment to Amherst you would not be moving in the first place.

And does anybody actually believe they would put their Amherst condo up for sale and buy a $310,000 home in a nearby community without intending to live there? If things were reversed—they had purchased a $165,000 (768 sq ft) condo in South Hadley while living in a $310,000 home in Amherst you could easily shrug it off as an investment, summer vacation home, or escape house to get away from demented bloggers.

So let’s start a fund to raise the money to buy their Amherst condo. And then they will be out of alibis. We can turn it into a monument to the Eighth Deadly Sin: Arrogance!

6 comments:

Sammy Jo said...

Yes, we saw last night how Ms. Awad was upset that her presence at town meeting was less than welcome and complained to the moderator about disrespect.

It is interesting how she doesn't like being disrespected when that is exactly what she has done to those she represents by being less than honest about her new living situation.

Tommy said...

It's hard to not conclude that their original intention was to hoodwink the public - letting people believe that they were still Amherst residents while quietly moving to another town. The disrespect this showed is not erased by the change of heart they are now displaying simply because they were exposed.

LarryK4 said...

Even worse Tommy, I don't honestly believe they have had a change of heart. They are--beyond any shadow of a doubt--moving to South Hadley.

Kind of like the aging boxer who does not know when to quit, they simply do not want to give up the reins of power or the limelight.

Although I suspect the spotlight that now shines on them is a tad unwelcome.

O'Reilly said...

It's hard to not conclude that their original intention was to hoodwink the public - letting people believe that they were still Amherst residents while quietly moving to another town.


And when they were exposed, they decided it was a just and reasonable course of action to tell the public "nunnya" as in 'none a ya damn business' and insist the public stop 'unfairly' criticizing them.

There is a word in Yiddish for that: Chutzpa. Others call it the arrogance of power.

When is the Awad letter going to print?

LarryK4 said...

Hey o'reilly,
give me about a half hour and I will put it up.

Max Hartshorne said...

Larry you're a bulldog...but it makes great copy. And yeah I wouldn't feel great if one of our Deerfield selectboard moved to Sunderland and then got all high and mighty about it either.