Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Chief's New Clothes
Without a lot of fan fair or forethought the Chief of Charlotte's Police Department decided to give the command staff and himself a new uniform. I'm sorry but Cedar Posts at this point feels pretty bad for Chief Monroe, as his uniform is the newest joke around Charlotte-Mecklenburg City County Government water coolers.
Today during a press conference Tuesday, Monroe stood in front of several uniformed officers, while he self-congratulated himself in reducing crime. There he was in all his gold and glitter, contrasted by the plain blue uniforms "everyone else" was wearing.
With his gold filigree embellished CMPD patch, his two gold stars, his white shirt and his long jacket with five gold rings on each sleeve, he looked like someone's oddball uncle who decided to wear his ill fitting World War II dress uniform to his 20 year old niece's wedding.
Rodney Monroe is the Emperor and His New Clothes come to life, and no one has apparently dared to tell him the truth.
So I will.....
Chief you look like a cross between Napoleon and a Star Fleet Commander,
or an Admiral and a New York City Bus Driver,
or a Horse and a Donkey.
But mainly the latter.