Mayor Noland to Colleagues on Deerfield Beach Commission: "We Look Like a Bunch of Idiots Up Here"
|Poitier: "I am an idiot. I am an idiot."|
As you can see in the video above, the commission originally voted to award the lease to David Weinstein and Gerry Alter, who formed Tanlines, Inc., and were to call their restaurant the "Pier Grille." So in that video commissioners refer to it as "Pier Grille Tanlines," distinguishing it from the second-place bidder, Brian Haldeman's proposed "Pier Grill."
Only after the votes were counted, Poitier announced "I wrote the wrong grill."
That's when it really gets good. Check out the second video posted on My Acts of Sedition. Around the 4-minute mark, Mayor Peggy Noland finally loses her patience with Poitier. "This is so unproductive," she says. "We all look like a bunch of idiots up here."
"Well, I am an idiot," answered Poitier. "I am an idiot -- because I made a mistake." A quote destined to appear on a hit mailer the next time Poitier runs for reelection.
Ultimately, since it wasn't a secret ballot, city attorney Andy Maurodis grudgingly allowed for a second vote. After Poitier switched up her rankings, Haldeman's Pier Grill vaulted into the top spot and Pier Grille by Tanlines finished second.