This fall’s election for first selectman will be “fun and enlightening.”
That’s the promise of Bob Zappi, chairman of Westport’s Republican Party.
I get the enlightening part. I know every candidate will talk about taxes, education, teardowns, affordable housing, sewers, zoning, the baron’s south property and dog poop.
It’s the fun part I worry about. Will John Izzo replace Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge at the Italian Festival? Will Gordon Joseloff climb into a clown suit and work 4-year-old birthday parties? Will Joe Arcudi start a Rap Night at his new restaurant (“Yo, the Dems be Socialist, but I am Joe, I am the sh–“)?
I love fun. Fun is good. But when I hear “first selectman election,” my first reaction is not: “fun!”
Smart answers to our town’s tough problems will be good enough for me.