With the municipal election campaigns now in full swing, the press releases from candidates are rolling in. I thought this one was amusing:
Where in the world is Jolanda Jones?
Yesterday Houston City Council was in session, but Council Member Jolanda Jones was not at the table. Council Member Jones is currently in Ghana, Africa on a boondoggle junket to explore how to bring jobs to Houston.
Dr. Jack Christie commented, “The citizens of Houston elected Council Member Jones to represent their needs in Houston. In light of all the serious issues before council, now seems like an inappropriate time to look for jobs in Ghana. I hope she will return to Houston immediately to do the job entrusted to her by the voters.”
The City of Houston is actively exploring the possibility that the developing nation of Ghana has the ability to create enough jobs in Houston to warrant such trips and use of resources.
Dr. Christie said, “When you consider all the things that the city could do to encourage economic development right here in Houston, this effort to seek jobs in Ghana seems wasteful, misguided, and just plain silly.”
Jobs for Houston via Ghana? Seriously?