Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 19: Sniglets on Carlton Moore, Sunrise and Cyd Charisse

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Sniglets are mini-commentaries on items in the news.

*Sniglet 1: Choose A or B, Commissioner Moore

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton Moore plans to leave his post in November as he runs for the Broward County Commission against incumbent John Rodstrom:,0,5260421.story?track=rss

The suggestion that he might come back and run for another city commission term if he loses to Rodstrom is troubling. Public office should not be used as a fallback position - particularly when someone has held it for two decades. Give someone else a chance in Fort Lauderdale, Commissioner Moore.

*Sniglet 2: Cut The Cords in Sunrise

Speaking of troubling:

The more they keep saying there's no ethical problem, the more it looks like an ethical problem. At the very least, it is a perception problem. The Sunrise City Commission should put the kibosh on naming Michelson and conduct a national search for a new city attorney instead.

*Sniglet 3: Oh, How She Danced

We've lost too many great ones recently. The latest is actress/dancer Cyd Charisse.
Her greatest achievements came in her movie pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Here's a link to one of her best with Astaire, "Dancing in the Dark," from the 1952 MGM musical "The Band Wagon":

Thank goodness for film, which can preserve such grace forever.

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