Little people or Lilliputians?

Frankly I never thought that we would hear someone say what Mr. Rutt Lilly said to a KTSM camera crew the other day.

It took Reality Checker, one of our regular readers, to point it out.

The recording can be viewed here:

What I heard him say was:  “These little people, they run for these offices, and they think they are very, very important.”


Good grief.  I hope to see Mr. and Mrs. Lilly out in public sometime.  We might discuss smallness.

Please forgive the play on words, it was too hard to resist.

We deserve better


6 Responses to Little people or Lilliputians?

  1. Big Person says:

    Truly, Mr Lilly gave a prefect description of Commissioners Court. ,


  2. Anonymous says:

    “The bigger they are, the harder they fall” is an old saying and true. So Mr. Lilly thinks elected officials are not allowed to make a decision independent of the people who thought they could pull their strings. In the case of the arena at least four council members listened to the public and saw the wisdom of supporting the “little” people who will actually be affected.


  3. Reality Checker says:

    Your play on words is appropriate in more ways than one. One definition of Lilliputian is “a person who is narrow or petty in outlook.” That is an apt description.


  4. And he got it exactly right. The Mayor, Council, Commissioners ALL sit ABOVE the “Stupid, ignorant, little peons” on a dias and RULE over the unsuspecting “Peons”. “You are out of time. WE don’t like your opinion. Can you prove that? Frankly, WE don’t give a damn what you think. WE have the POWER and the MONEY. YOUR money”.


  5. Tickedofftaxpayer says:

    Technically that comment applies to Lilly’s wife as well. I’d say it is an accurate description of just about every elected official since I’ve been here.


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