Marty’s wife feels SOC is the victim
September 2, 2006
Helene Donovan wrote a viewpoint in the PNJ today (Viewpoint: Maritime park proponents fail in uniting community). She blames the Communty Maritime Park group for dividing her family and the entire community. Then she’s upset that Studer put his money behind the Fetterman-Cavanaugh-Whibbs dream to build better Pensacola.
Well, it’s true the community is divided. The Donovan-Whibbs clan is divided. Marty’s brother -Fred – supports the park.The father-in-law of his sister – Vince Whibbs, Sr. – was the chief spokesman of the project up until his death. Marty failed to attend the city council meeting where his fellow councilmen vote unanimously (No show) to name the park after Vince.
Helene, the only way the division could have been avoided is if all your family (Donovans & Whibbs) bowed to the wishes of Marty. You would have had to tell Anna Whibbs not to love her husband, to not accept the council naming the park after him and not to write any viewpoints that disagree with you (Viewpoint).
All other 8 councilmen and the mayor, the Pensacola Chamber, Gulf Coast African American Chamber, all the downtown business owners, the black minister association, the Pensacola Young Professionals, the PNJ and the Independent News would have to say, “Marty, please tell us what you want and we will do it.”
Marty “I hate the IN” Donovan is the one who divided this community.
I called Studer for his comment on the viewpoint: “Rick, I wish somebody would have told me that I have no clothes on. I would have lost weight.”