Running tally on News-Times poll:
Basso needs to stand before the people who elected her -- most especially, those Danbury residents she insulted and offended -- and seek their forgiveness, not the forgiveness of Pitts.
Maybe Basso doesn't need to convene a special press conference like Pitts did Tuesday at City Hall. But certainly, an apology at a Common Council meeting -- with on-the-record comments -- would be a start.
As the city's mayor, as the city's top-ranking Republican, Boughton really needs to exercise "People Over Politics," as his re-election signs proclaim.
He needs to ask Basso to step down, even if there are only 31�„2 weeks left in her term. It's not enough to scold her in one breath and keep her on the Common Council in the next.
And yet, Urice is just as culpable as Basso in this whole sad affair. Over the last 48 hours, they have become hugely polarizing figures, touchstones for Danbury's changing population.
But understand, Basso and Urice are not the victims here. Don't make them out to be martyrs, public mouthpieces for ignorance and hate in Danbury.
Better yet, don't vote for them on Nov. 6.
-Brian Koonz Op/Ed
Danbury News-Times 10.10.07
Danbury is better than these latest symbols of hatred and ignorance.
Danbury is better than a stubborn mayor who hides away from the television media and operates his madness behind the scenes out of the public's view.
Although not scientific, the numbers against Basso are staggering. The public is standing up and speaking out and as each second goes by, the drumbeat gets louder.
BASSO, PLEASE RESIGN!
URICE, YOU'RE HOPELESS!