Mayor Jack Scott: Dickhead of the Year
Along with heroes and good Samaritans, every natural disaster brings out the human douchebaggery as well. Hurricane Katrina was famous for “Brownie you’re doing a heckuva job” and that Louisiana state legislator who said Katrina-related deaths “accomplished what AIDS couldn’t do.”
So far the biggest shitwad of the 2011 tornado season is the inbred mayor of Cordova, Alabama — Jack Scott. Charles Dickens couldn’t have invented a character this twisted and mean-spirited.
So let's get this straight: the town of Cordova gets devastated by a tornado — Meh. No biggie. Minor problem.
FEMA provides temporary trailers to some of the residents whose houses were destroyed — Big BIG problem. “EEWW, get those icky unsightly trailers out of here!” The town of Cordova doesn’t allow single-wide trailers, the type provided by FEMA, within the city limits. No exceptions. Your home got destroyed by a tornado? Tough shit. Sleep in the street, leave town, die, whatever.
One newly homeless resident said:
“People have to live somewhere. What's it matter if it's in a trailer?”
Another resident pointed out that other towns have ordinances against single-wide trailers, but they’re granting exceptions for a natural disaster:
“There are trailers all over here but Scott wants to clean all the trash out. He doesn't like lower-class people.”
Some of the town’s residents — population 2,000 — are circulating recall petitions against Jack Scott. That’s the least they should do. The bigger question is: how did that sack of pus ever get elected in the first place?