Ocean Springs mayor misses the bus

Ocean Springs mayor misses the bus

There are 11 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Jun 1, 2008, titled Ocean Springs mayor misses the bus. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

When the mayor of Ocean Springs missed joining other community leaders on a fact-finding trip to Baton Rouge, La., by bus, she had an on-duty traffic officer drive her to Louisiana in her city vehicle.

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Joseph Collins

Anniston, AL

#1 Jun 1, 2008
Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with her decision to be driven then waited for by a police officer?
jc resident

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2008
First of all, as a mayor she should have been more professionial and been on time and not miss the bus.
Second it was her problem that she missed the bus, therefore it should have been her responsibility to get to herself to Baton Rouge.
Third, this woman is a money pit for Ocean Springs. Hopefully everyone will know that by the next election, if there are any funds left to hold an election.
I wonder who gave this officer orders to drive Moron to La. Whoever it was, they and Moron should have to foot the bill because I'm sure with gas as high as it is, that it wasnt a cheap trip.
concerned citizen

Gulfport, MS

#3 Jun 2, 2008
you never had to wait for a police officer.
the mayor is the boss.
Hapless Hound

Anniston, AL

#4 Jun 2, 2008
Better than letting Connie behind the wheel!
big point resident

United States

#5 Jun 3, 2008
Hapless Hound wrote:
Better than letting Connie behind the wheel!

Canton, MS

#6 Jun 3, 2008
Connie is the boss! She is the mayor and doing a great job by the way. If someone is paid by the city they should be at her beck and call. I am just sorry she has to deal with a bunch of downtown old farts.
Hapless Hound

Brandon, MS

#7 Jun 3, 2008
Wrong Stinky...we taxpayers are her boss. She works for us, as do the rest of our public servants. Not the other way around.

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Ocean Springs

#8 Jun 3, 2008
You are so right Hapless. She is there to serve us and the city.
wonder why

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Jun 5, 2008
mayor should reimburse the city for the officers time and gas and I'm sure his expenses for that day. Isn't it ironic that he stayed over there and then drove back by himself. She rode the bus back. Looks like misuse of city funds to me!!!
Hapless Hound

Brandon, MS

#10 Jun 5, 2008
After looking at the description of this trip (see below), I have to ask why Connie's presence on this trip was necessary in the first place. She said it has to do with increasing hotel and restaurant revenue.....What? Is the two percent tax not working?

Moran and about 40 other officials were invited by members of the Mississippi Ticonderoga Project to tour the USS Kidd. The exploratory trip was intended to gather information for the organization's effort to mirror the Baton Rouge warship museum in Pascagoula. The trip was organized by Dr. Jack Hoover, president of the Mississippi Ticonderoga Project.

Meridian, ID

#11 Sep 22, 2008
I read the headline and couldn't help but notice that nobody else had missed the joke:

"....she missed the bus but didn't miss the old man in her big fat ass SUV...."

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