Note to city political figures: Do not ask reporters to join you for a drink. Richard McIver asked Aimee Curl and ended up in jail. Venus Velazquez asked Joel Connelly and wound up under arrest.
Council member McIver's still not talking about his subsequent domestic violence charge although council candidate Velazquez, swerving around the Jane Hague mishap, has quickly apologized for her DUI stop (even though she and the county councilwoman both had "just two drinks").
A few weeks from the election, Velazquez's fate is already being decided by the voting public. More telling than the news stories on Velazquez today are reader reactions to them.
Granted, Online comments pages are the modern version of letters-to-the-editor that didn't get run because they were wrong, mean, dumb or libelous. Today, it all gets thrown against the wall.