Pittsburgh's Lil Mayor Luke "The Son Also Rises" Ravenstahl has nominated Lil PA Rep. Adam "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Ravenstahl to a seat on the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority board.
According to Rich Lord at the P-G:
A seat on the Alcosan board is widely considered a political plum because members have contact with engineering and construction firms that tend to be campaign contributors.Ravenstahl (Luke, not Adam) had to first toss Dan Keller off the board. Keller recently ran against Ravenstahl (Adam, not Luke).
Additionally, via Tim McNulty at the P-G's Early Returns, we learn that nominating your baby bro to such an appointment is a violation of the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Handbook (special Ravenstal edition here) though apparently a board -- majority appointed by the very same mayor/big bro -- can waive the rule.
Pittsburgh City Council, of course, also has a say in approving board members and I'm certain that we can expect a rigorous review of Ravenstahl's (Adam's, not Luke's) qualifications.
[Oops! Just peed myself laughing.]
2007 Luke Ravenstahl campaign brochure