By Scott Rodd—ThinkProgress—January 7, 2016—
As the town council meeting let out, Albert Tardy milled around the front steps of the town hall. He wore a baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off, unfazed by the brisk November air.
“This town is set in its ways,” he said. “In order to get things done, it takes a well-rounded group. It takes a dreamer, a hard-nosed penny pincher, a butthole critic, a doer — it takes a whole lot. But a council of naysayers, that won’t get anything done.”