It turns out that Nick is a stand up guy. When things go wrong, the person in charge is supposed to take responsibility, not dodge it. It’s simply part of the job.
According to Fog City Journal’s excellent coverage of a special BOS committee meeting, Mr Podell spoke like a leader.
Zoological Society board chairman Nick Podell told the committee, "Under no circumstances is it OK for an animal to escape."
"I want to deliver a mea culpa for the zoo," he said. "There is no excuse and the focus of the Zoological Society is to make sure it will never happen again."
What a breath of fresh air!
As this blog continues to predict, Tigergate has just begun. The SFPD coverup-investigation, seeking to frame the victims, has officially come up dry. The investigation into criminal culpability on the part of present or past zoo officials has yet to begin.
Podell’s mea culpa may signal that the Zoo management coverup is starting to sink. His candor may serve as a personal floatation device.
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