After eight years on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Mark Lovelace couldn’t wait to shovel some shit onto his former colleagues and all of the people in Humboldt County that didn’t bow down to his enlightened policy positions.
In two separate interviews, Marky Mark sat down with the LoCO and the Times-Standard to chat about his time in office. And let’s just say that he didn’t paint a very rosy portrait of his time in the Supervisors’ chair – nor did his comments reflect very well on himself, either.
The Times-Standard article isn’t all that revelatory, but it’s interesting to see the difference in tone between Mark’s interview with the T-S and his interview with the LoCo. Namely, that Mark seemed to be a lot more willing to throw people under the bus with the LoCo.
From blaming shadowy cabals for his inefficacy to calling his fellow Supervisors idiots, Mark seemed more than happy to vent 8 years worth of frustration for all of Humboldt to read. Not all that professional, no, but a real hoot to read.
Perhaps the harshest remarks Mark makes are when he says that working with the other Supervisors was difficult because he is more intelligent than they are and though he was encouraged by LoCO to say that other Board members were not autonomous, he stopped just short – but then went on to insinuate that, indeed, his colleagues are beholden to other interests. (Which, hey, they very well may be – just like Mark himself.)
We believe – according to a quick internet search – that the term for many of Lovelace’s comments are called “humble-bragging.” For example, when Mark points to his difficulties gaining support for “the brilliance of [his] position” because other Board members couldn’t make rational arguments like him, and instead ignored his input because he wasn’t popular. It sure must be tough being the smartest guy in the room all of the time,
Reading that, THC felt a light bulb go off in our heads. Does Mark mean to suggest that in order to persuade people to vote your way you can’t just tell them you’re way f***ing smarter than they are? Absolutely shocking.
Mark’s failure to grasp the reality of his inability to gain the support of his colleagues is almost baffling, but not if you take into account that a good number of our Supervisor’s can’t seem to get their heads out of their asses, either. Here’s another example:
We wonder if the condition is a prerequisite for becoming a Supervisor, or if it’s something that affects you once you sit down in the chair.
Anyhow, sayonara Mark, and we might actually miss you when you’re gone. Without you, who will fill the starring role in so many THC graphics?
Also, if you see Mark on the street please make sure to say hello or acknowledge him.You know how it makes him feel when he’s completely ignored – and he just might schedule an interview with Ryan Burns to tell all of Humboldt what a meanie you are.