This amazes me. There appear to be enough votes tomorrow night to pass the bad hotel plan in Macon. Rick Hutto, who is sensing public opposition against the hotel he supports could hurt him says this:
“There’s more than enough votes to pass it anyway, even without mine,” Hutto said.
So, will Hutto, who has advocated this hotel for a good while, now vote against it knowing that it will pass even without his vote?
This is like Johnny and Saxby voting for cloture on the immigration bill and then voting against the bill itself. They know it has enough votes to pass without their votes, so long as they can get it out of debate. So the vote to get it out, then vote against it. It’s their vote on cloture that voters will be looking at. In this, Rick’s advocacy will be looked at.
Don’t get me wrong about Rick. He’d be my choice for City Council President if he gets re-elected. But advocacy for this hotel plan is a disqualifier for me. Voting to indebt Macon’s taxpayers to the tune of $17 million for a hotel, just because you think we need a hotel, is a bad idea and fiscally reckless. I just can’t support that.