American democracy–which historians contrast with ancient Greek democracy as “less homoerotic”–is on the ropes in Indiana.
Fort Wayne city and county officials opened up a public vote to name their new government building. This being the Internet and all, the current front-runner is the Harry Baals Government Center.
But, despite a 5, 701 vote lead over the next runner-up, city officials have already suggested that they will not name the building after the former four-term mayor. According to Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy, “We’re not going to make any decisions that look bad.”
Too late, Fort Wayne. This decision shows a remarkable lack of foresight. Sure, shaved testicles are prized now, but you never know when Harry Baals will be back in style.
Just for the record: it’s pronounced “bales.” So, we’re pretty sure where Ms. Malloy’s head is at.