Well as predicted earlier today relative to tonight's NECN profile on Kevin McCrea, Mayor Menino was a no-show as the heat rises in the kitchen about his administration's missing emails and the use of his personal phone for public business, leaving no public records trail. Unless someone files a successful lawsuit about those records, of course.
Anyway at tonight's debate (see WBUR's notes "Mayor Conspicuous by his absence") all of the candidates and the host got a kick out of Kevin McCrea's dramatic use of empty chair for Hizzoner, and Sam Yoon promised me in that YouTube video that he would support me on this:
"Time will come when the Mayor has a dedicated phone, paid for by taxpayers that is ALWAYS subject to review and the call history and bill must be published online every month."
But we have to be careful because even though I personally like Sam (it's hard not to, he beams positive energy for the most part) I have to check him on his prior representations and campaign promises when he flip flops, as he did on the homophobic GLBT haters in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. And he voted to fund a certain position in City Hall that was a back room deal that resulted in litigation and a court fine and that was inimical to the Cause of Open Government. See this YouTube video of open council meeting violations. Is he pandering to the crowd or question of the day, that is the question.