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For his part Regalado, who endorsed the hiring of Exposito, said his mind is made up.
"It's toxic for the city and the image of the city,'' the mayor said. ``It would greatly benefit the city if there were an elegant exit.''
Never-mind that Regalado only cares about the "image" of the city Forbes Magazine has called second most miserable in America (citing among other things rampant political corruption as a cause).
What we find utterly incomprehensible is why Chuck Rabin won't ask the most obvious question:
Why the double cross???
Only in August of last year, at the height of the Summer of Violence did the Herald editorial board state:
"Mayor Tomás Regalado has defended the recent incidents even before investigations are complete. That doesn't help his credibility. Neither do some of his public statements, such as 'violence is met with violence.' To earn trust in neighborhoods besieged by crime, the mayor should reserve such comments."
It was Regalado who defended and was the head cheerleader for the "hunters" and "predator" attitude exhibited by the Miami police, the same attitude that claimed six lives.
But now he wants the Chief to make an "elegant" exit?
What happened since August of last year to cause this complete change of heart?
Why the double cross Tomas?