As he is prone to do, Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan stole some more airtime this afternoon. The self admitted alcoholic encouraged his supporters to show up at the Sheboygan City Hall and then told the crowd, "I am more resolute than ever to remain Mayor of this great city." He will not step down, he will not go away. He will fight on.
Today's press conference was just Ryan's latest stunt. Surely, you remember some of the others. There was that 2009 YouTube video when a drunken Ryan was caught describing his sister in law performing a sex act. Then there was the three day drinking binge in Elkhart Lake when Ryan allegedly made lewd comments to women, was involved in a barroom brawl, and passed out after drinking a little too much. There have been at least three public relapses for Ryan. Then there was that unfortunate incident with Human Resources Director Angela Payne. Payne sued Ryan after he fired her. She alleges she was fired after rejecting his sexual advances at a city tavern. The complaint was settled for more than $300,000 earlier this month
What a mess up there. What a mess