Nebraska: Irresponsible And Childish

"Irresponsible And Childish"

When Democrat Michael Boyle, 43, won his second term as mayor of Omaha in 1985, some supporters touted him as a candidate for Governor of Nebraska. In the past year, however, Boyle's erratic behavior convinced most Omahans that he was unfit even for city hall. Among other embarrassing incidents, the mayor fired the police chief in a feud over traffic tickets issued to his family, and was seen tossing a pat of butter at a county official during a dinner meeting. Last October a citizens' committee charged Boyle with abuse of power, denounced him as "irresponsible, petty and at times downright...

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