His mediocre-ness, Czar Douglas the First is off on another junket; hanging out with Bill Clinton, stumping for Obama in Florida.
In the meantime, Trenton continues to crumble and collapse.
Fresh from Saturday night's Preservation New Jersey recognition for his commitment to historic preservation (a put up job if ever there was one!), Doug hightailed it Florida for a Conference of Mayor's event and to suck up to Obama campaign staffers.
In a piece in this morning's Times, Andrew Kitchenman wrote:
Palmer said his main focus on the trip remains the mayors' agenda, and that he is raising his concerns about Trenton with Obama campaign officials.
"It's important that Trenton with 85,000 people is as important as New York City" to national officials, Palmer said.
Once again, Doug shows just how disconnected he is from the realities of Trenton today. That 85,000 population figure was accurate at the time of the 2000 census. Current figures put the population at just under 83,000. That's a 2.6% decrease in less than a decade.
A decade that Doug frequently likens to a renaissance in Trenton.
A decade others compare to the dark ages.
Last week, we suggested Doug had two choices, step up, take control and do right by the city or walk away and let us get on with turning Trenton around.
Seems he's still chasing dreams of a high profile job anywhere but here. It looks like he's made up his mind.