Local blogs such as The Burgh Report, The People's Republic of Pittsburgh, MacYapper, and The Other Political Junkie on this very blog have all posted on the topic. And, Bob Mayo mentions it again on his brand new blog The Busman's Holiday.
While opinions on this subject have ranged from those who think it's a clear misuse of taxpayer money to "everybody does it," Mayor Ravenstahl has steadfastly claimed that none of it is "campaign motivated."
So why do I bring this up again?
Whatever you believe Mayor Luke's motives may be, we do believe he'd agree with us, that this billboard may have been one too many:
Yep, that is a pile of trash under Lukey's smiling visage on "redding up" Pittsburgh.
Here's a close up:
Not exactly the greatest campaign image whatever his intentions were but, just maybe, a nice visual metaphor for his administration.
(H/T to my sister, Gina, who spotted the billboard and took the photograph -- she's still laughing.)