One of my iron laws of politics is, that you're entitled to win one out of ten. Five times, you'll be guaranteed to lose. And the other four times, you'll have to work like hell with absolutely no guarantee of success.
When you have a city council sentiment against you by a 6 to 2 vote, your chances of winning go way, way down. The chances of victory in a case like this are more like 1,000 to 1. So imagine my surprise in intuiting that the cards had all fallen my way when the meeting…Continue