Darien is run by the Mean Girls. The Queen of Mean is Republican First Selectman Jayme, “Gone Girl,” Stevenson. The fiasco at 35 Leroy is a monument to her incompetence but her meanness is exemplified by her refusal to have Paramedics based in Darien thus endangering her neighbors.
Her hand maiden is Republican Selectman Susan, “The Troll,” Marks who trolls for “Gone Girl.” Mindlessly, Marks does the bidding of her Queen.
Liz Mao was another Mean Girl but she had the good taste to not run again for the BOF. Mean Girl Betsy Haggerty-Ross, on the other hand, is back on the BOE as Vice Chairman, not Chairman. Her presence is said to help the BOE by bringing continuity. On the contrary, when you have presided over an enormous scandal, turnover, not continuity, is what is needed. The BOE remains corrupt as it ever was.
The Mean Moderator, Sarah Seelye, tries to keep the RTM under wraps so never is heard a discouraging word that might upset “Gone Girl.” You see the Mean Girls must not have unscripted moments. They are not bright enough to handle debate.
Of course, none of this would be possible if Darien had a real newspaper. “Gone Girl” is the real editor of the Darien Times. Susan, “Horror Show,” Shultz is her assistant editor and makes sure the truth about “Gone Girl” and her administration does not come out.
The Mean Girls are assisted by their political eunuchs. Former Republican Selectman Jerry Nielsen has been a eunuch and his replacement Kip Koons is my choice to be the eunuch in waiting. I have read that Nielsen had a benefit to raise funds for Post 53, Darien’s inadequate EMS system. I have also read that Nielsen has horses on extensive horse farms. It would not surprise me if Nielsen has spent more time worrying about the veterinary care his horses receive than he has spent worrying about the emergency medical care Darienites receive.
At the bottom of the Mean Chain of Command are the Boy Toys. The Boy Toys are sent out to do the muscle work for the Queen of Mean. I would put John Boulton in this category. Boulton was a member of the RTC until a female RTC member filed a police report about his behavior. Some think Boulton is one police report away from being unemployable. John Sinni Qua Non is also considered an enforcer for “Gone Girl.” I think it is fair to say that these two characters are, by now, not taken seriously by others.
There you have it, Darien’s Mean Universe that defines our politics. Consider the Mean Universe a video game with the characters above the game’s avatars. Forget Star Wars, the next big battle in this game will come for control of the RTC.