You know, I didn't want to write about Lil Mayor Luke this morning. I really didn't.
There's so much going on today -- Bush's SCHIP veto, the Emergency Contraceptives for Rape Survivors Bill in the PA House, Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article on the push for war with Iran -- things that I deeply care about and wanted to spend some real time here on.
But, no. Once again I feel compelled to write yet another post about our KID IN A CANDY STORE of a mayor.
I used to think Ravenstahl was merely incompetent and ethically challenged.
Now I think he's outright dangerous.
You cannot have someone as mayor who has no self control.
The Post-Gazette article quotes Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Michael Huss as saying that Lil Lukey had no idea that the Police Bureau GMC Yukon that he loaded up with friends to go to a Toby Keith concert was assigned to the Intelligence Squad. But, how can that be when it was an open secret that Lukey was using the vehicle? Open enough to be discussed in the comments section of The Burgh Report prior to the Keith concert.
How is it possible that the Mayor, his staff, the Police Bureau and the Public Safety Department did not know what was going on? Not, they'd all have you believe, until a police officer blew the whistle. And once again, while the Police Bureau in this town has no problems promoting wife/child beating cops, they also have no problem trying to punish another female police whistleblower.
There's something really rotten here.
Look, I'm a Democrat. I'm a Democrat who has spent countless hours volunteering for Democratic candidates. I'm a Democrat who has donated hundreds of dollars to Democratic candidates and raised even more by hosting numerous fundraisers in my own home.
But, Luke Ravenstahl, you are forcing me to vote against a Democrat in November.
I will be casting my vote for Mark DeSantis for Mayor.
No Republican running could be as bad as you are.
It simply is not possible.