It is a well-known fact that the Battle of Waterloo was determined by, of all things, a stomach ache. Right about the time Napoleon should have been carefully monitoring the battle; he was out prone in his tent. One of his cavalry officers made the wrong decision…and well, that’s that.
In one of my posts, I observed first hand this twist of fate as I was filming the Charter Commission. This was what I wrote.
In counterpoint, this is what Denis Kennedy felt about the incident:
Without naming a commissioner you clearly implied that his departure before the vote on recall was part of some plan.
I’m not sure of your logic here. That commissioner was not in favor of recall, and if he had some plan to stop it, he could have just voted against it. His presence would not have made a difference. Recall would have failed 4-5.
He had a medical issue that night. He either had a dental procedure that day or his sciatica was acting up – I forget which. Before the meeting he told me he was on serious pain medication and would probably have to leave early if the pain got worse. His departure was due to his health, not some sinister plot. You may have had reason to know the real story, given your involvement with the Commission.
[I changed the name to ‘commissioner’ for privacy sake]
I for one, feel it is water under the bridge – in spite of this incident, it passed!
Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!
but for history’s sake; let’s provide the perspective from two sides of the story!