What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 6, 2007

Tony Norman Gets Snarky!

Check it aht:

Why can't the media and the blogosphere leave our hard-golfing, excuse-making, verging on morally compromised mayor alone?

At 27, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is young, but he wasn't born last night. He knows a lot of the criticism of his official conduct is the result of jealousy, ageism and irrational resentment at what he's been able to accomplish with little or no effort.


Get over it! Mayor Luke is committed to exercising every prerogative at his disposal now that he's been spared the indignity of finishing his first term in elected office as an obscure councilman from the North Side.

Let those who would refuse to use the prestige of the mayor's office to score access to Kenny Chesney or Tiger Woods cast the first stone. This mayor isn't afraid to look like a goofy, fawning fan boy for the sake of an autograph.

Ha ha!

Go read Tony's column. You could use the chuckle.


jriegert said...

Tony hits it right on. Good job.

EdHeath said...
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EdHeath said...

I am usually not a fan of Tony Norman; I often don't follow his logic, which really bothers me. But I liked this piece.

And I will say this, the more I think about it, the more the comparison to Cheney seems apt, although it bothered me at first. I mean, Luke seems to have Bush's bumbling policy making skills down pat. But he also does have a Cheney-like desire to keep some matters secret (his finances and gifts provided to him), and a certain amount of Cheney's nastiness too. Hmm.

Sue said...

Does this mean Yarone is Luke's secret lesbian love child?

hmm, it just gets better said...

Excellent piece, Tony...no one could have said it better.

Ms. Monongahela, Ms. Chief Editor said...

Tony Norman is a fantastic writer,
and that was indeed a fine column.

But, in the interest of promoting The Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society, I am compelled to mention that I noticed Ravenstahl's Cheney-like tendendies the day before Norman expounded on them.


Anonymous said...

Did UPMC issue 1099s to those who recieved them? If the value is more than $600 it must be reported on your tax return.

Why does the Post only nail Lukey ,what about his mentor Danny Boy?