Council Members Reach for the Not-As-Bad-As-Dimora Defense; Don’t Do That

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Now that the newly elected county council is knee deep in their first public controversy, we here at Scene are going to humbly offer up a tip on public persona management.

If you’re trying to soft pedal some accusations that you’ve been less than legit in your government work, it’s probably not a good idea . . . no wait . . . scratch that . . . it’s absolutely not a good idea to mention, ever, Jimmy Dimora’s name in any context to the media. Why, you ask? Well, let’s look.

This week the PD ran a story targeting council member Sunny Simon. In light of the recent private meeting held by a group of Democrats, the paper found out that Simon had participated in a secret meeting when she was on South Euclid council.