“Hey kids! Look, it’s Grandpa standing on the table!”

mell.jpgWith this weekend’s passing of former Mayor Eugene Sawyer, I saw lots of footage of Dick Mell standing on the table, yelling like a mad man, at that legendary city council meeting in 1987. Question: Do you think Dick is super proud of that moment, gathers his kids and grandkids around the TV and says, “Look kids, that’s how you do politics!” OR, do you think he says to himself, “What was I thinking? Why was I such an excitable dork?”