Scarlet Letter, Anyone? Gloucester More Embarrassed than Angry. Wtf?

[ed. note:] Turns out the Mayor’s concern was her town’s Moody’s rating. That explains her fervor in quelling the story. Well, Moody’s seems to have honored her fiscal focus. Wonder if she’ll now get down to the business of addressing the real issue?

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This has my blood boiling scarlet. In one of the most revealing stories about the perverted values of this Puritanical state, the mayor of Gloucester cannot stop impugning the Principal of the high school for revealing unflattering news to Time Magazine.

She has YET to talk about the apprehension or prosecution of the 24 year-old man or men who are responsible for impregnating these 16 year old girls. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that would be statutory rape, right?

The mayor’s concern seems to be for the reputation of the city, rather than the welfare of victims or the prosecution of the predators.

She’s holding pressers every chance, meetings excluding the principal, and talking to anyone with a microphone about how no one can verify this story he leaked to Time.

Of course our lame local news has yet to ask her about the prosecution. File this under fekkin eejits!

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