piss·ant also piss-ant (psnt) SlangThat was the first words out of my mouth when I read the following about Tony Dover from another candidate for his position.
1. One that is insignificant.
2. Obsolete An ant.
Not important; insignificant: "Some pissant Texas court wants to make [the company] pay . . . more than $10 billion in reparations" (New Republic).
A Smyrna mayoral candidate says he's not surprised at the resignation of Tony Dover. Jeff Hollingshead says the former mayor's decision shows he wasn't committed for the long haul...Now they did not have the infamous quotation marks around the phrase, but the idea was there. Instead of thanking him for his service to our town during some crappy economic years, he had to be slightly insulting. Instead of saying that he understood that his livelihood and family comes first, he took a potshot at him. The soundbite that is included in the article does not impress me very much at all.
Right now I am not impressed. In the next few days he has a chance to correct his manner of addressing this issue or he can stay the course and piss more people off. It's up to him. I think real quick a lot of people will judge Jeff Hollingshead's character and decide whom they will be voting for next year.
He has now commented to the DNJ
“It’s easy to lead when things are going good,” said Jeff Hollingshead, who is general manager for the family business. “It’s hard to lead when recessions come. I think you measure a leader by not what they do when everything is going good but how they act and respond when things are tough. In business, we just went through the worst recession we’ve ever been through. We came through it and thrived. As business owners, we don’t get to quit when things get tough. We don’t get to quit when we are at home every night wondering how we are going to make the next payroll. We have to get up every morning, put our work boots on and supply solutions to tough problems.”The economy went to hell in 2007, and Tony Dover is only NOW realizing it is hard? Not impressed here. Not at all.