Finally, an honest Cleveland Democrat

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

 

This is what it's like to live in Cuyahoga County these days: You read a front page story about a Communist running for Cleveland City Council, and you think, "Oh good, an honest Democrat."

As you may have heard, the county has been awash in scandals involving local Democratic officials accused of enriching themselves at the public's expense. Whatever you think of his politics — I admit to being a little hung up over that "Communist" thing — Rick Nagin appears to be in the game because he is genuinely interested in people and issues, as opposed to enriching himself.