In perusing the résumés of Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s top picks to replace city Administrator Fred Russell, I find it exceedingly strange that references for all three say the candidates don’t get involved in politics.
Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga., “does not get caught up in political issues.”
Janice Allen Jackson, a former manager of Albany, Ga., and current principal of a management, marketing and strategic planning firm, “looks past politics.”
And Oscar Rodriguez, the town manager of Taos, N.M., from May 2012 until his March firing, “never gets involved in politics.”
So the question is, why are candidates who avoid politics seeking the most political job in Augusta?