- Offer a suspected pedophile the top job in your administration.
- Lose your first legislative issue with the new Council.
- Tell everyone how the city is going bankrupt, that taxes will be raised, that you are cutting library hours…then blow more than two grand a year more than the previous Mayor on a brand new luxury SUV to drive you around town.
The Mayor’s new press flack, Ron Penzkowski, says Mayor Jim Suttle is trying to
“increase awareness of the use of other forms of technology and different ways of looking at things.”
Well, we’ll give Penzkowski that Suttle is certainly “different”.
What’s the #1 issue facing the city (arguably)? Money problems.
So what does Suttle do right out of the chute? Blow a bunch of money.
And then he pulls an Al Gore and gets the biggest freaking thing he can find, then claims he’s being “fuel efficient”. What Mayor, there were no more Priuses left at the dealership?
A fuel efficient SUV is right up there with hoping to lose weight by getting the Super Size Big Mac meal with a Diet Coke.
Well hey, the Mayor will now have a nice symbol of how he is handling the city’s finances EVERYWHERE HE GOES.
By the way, sorry to those of you who were shut out of the OWH’s story above because they want you to buy a copy of paper.
That seems to be their new M.O. these days — tease you with a paragraph from their big story then tell you to go buy a copy.
I’m sure you have your own beefs.
A no-go, says Robak (via the LJS).
“I do not have any interest in running for Congress.”
That might have been interesting. (As Team Fort unclenches, just a little.)