THREE STOOGES PUBLISHING
Govern yourself accordingly.Sincerely,Jonah M. Wolfson
I sent along a copy to Gongora and asked for his comment. He said he had no comment becausethe email was a
and he feigned wonderment as to why it would be leaked to the publicat this critical time, right before the elections. I asked him if he had responded to the email back in July or if the email itself was a
fiction, to which he answered, “Fiction,” and then I rem
“So it‟s forged email. I never would have thought of doing that. Wow, what a dirty trick!”
I was unable to elicit the comment of the authorities by deadline because they do not consider Three Stooges Publishing to be a member of the beholden bona fide press. However, the email isobviously genuine inasmuch as it is filled with the sort of hackneyed phrases pettifoggers areaccustomed to using, culminating
with a demand and the usual veiled threat, “Govern yourself
the “or else” being implied.
Forsooth, lawyers have a monopoly on legal extortion. As Jose Smith,
the city‟s est
imableattorney once said in an executive session, lawsuits are by nature extortionate. A problem ariseswhen attorneys resort to extortion outside of the legal process.There was apparently no battery on the aide, and calling someone a two-faced viper is not anassault for which one can be arrested. Nor would the words themselves constitute sexualharassment without a Freudian analysis of why cross-dressing Tiresias, consultant to Cadmus,was blind. Such remarks would be rude if made by anyone, and might be a cause for disciplininga regular employee, but elected officials enjoy sovereign impunity. Furthermore, the pronouncement would be mere hyperbole, not actionable defamation. No, we hardly expect much chivalry in a snake pit, or to witness vipers acting like civilizedladies and gentlemen. I am not the only one who has referred to the city commission itself as ahydra, a back-biting snake pit, and a den of vipers. Vipers, incidentally, have been worshiped for their treacherous wisdom since man was evicted from paradise. Cadmus, we remember,struggled with a serpentine dragon, planted its teeth (1), from which sprang warriors who foughtamong themselves for wealth until the surviving five founded Thebes.A
Wolfson‟s aide m
ay be innocent in thatrespect. Any viperous two-facedness could be the result of unconscious influences within her office. But her boss is as guilty as hell on wheels.After all, he endorsed Gongora for mayor, and then, in a highly hypocritical and treacherousmove, switched his endorsement when moneybags came along in the person of Phillip Levine, awealthy businessman and developer who has reportedly spent a million dollars already for a jobthat pays eight-grand a year.