What do YOU think about the comments made by Boston’s mayor in a New York Times interview?
He said he’d like to come to Detroit if he had to live somewhere other than Boston, but when asked what he would do here, Menino said:
“I’d blow up the place and start all over. No, seriously, when it takes a police officer 90 minutes to answer a call, there’s something wrong with the system. Forty percent of the streetlights are out, most of the buildings are boarded up. Why? Inaction, that’s the problem â€” leadership.”
Mayor Bing didn’t take kindly to the comments and issued a response Tuesday afternoon:
“It is extremely regrettable that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino used such an unfortunate choice of words to describe what he would do if he came to Detroit,” Bing said. “I would think the mayor of a city that recently experienced a deadly bombing attack would be more sensitive and not use the phrase â€˜blow up.’