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Old 02-10-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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I have been reading on various forums through out the day of many posters who said the mayor should be impeached for the weather fiasco in the city. I saw many folks interviewed on the evening news complaining that they are still "marooned" in their neighborhoods. I went to WTAE website a few minutes ago and saw this news article and some good comments that the readers have posted as well which I thought would be of interest here.

Mayor Answers 311 Calls; Criticized By Masloff-Era Official - Pittsburgh Weather News Story - WTAE Pittsburgh (http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/weather/22525599/detail.html - broken link)

This Mistick guy seems to be a good candidate! Too bad he did not run in the last election. Maybe next time?
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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Wasn't Luke out at Seven Springs during the whole snow fiasco anyway? That's why you don't elect a child to run a major city. They just want to party.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Boy Mayor is really lucky that this isn't an election year for him. Will voters remember this in a few years when it is?
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Originally Posted by fleetiebelle View Post
Boy Mayor is really lucky that this isn't an election year for him. Will voters remember this in a few years when it is?

That happened to Chicago's Mayor Bilandic in 1979. He supposedly was voted out because of slow response after a blizzard in 1979. Is it fair? Hard to say.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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The city just had their chance in November to elect someone else. If only we would have elected that Harris dude. His dad could have immacuately stopped the snow.

Oh, that Mistick guy is a slumlord.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Don't we always (need a new Mayor)?
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I somehow knew this would happen. Luke is a joke of a politician. I hope all those grandmas in Brookline who make up the majority of his base are happy being marooned in their neighborhoods.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Status: "Snow is coming for Christmas!" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Federico Pena messed up big time in Denver during one blizzard, and the next thing we knew, Clinton had appointed him as secretary of transportation. It was really ironic b/c he couldn't even keep the streets plowed! Politics is strange. I read that your mayor was snowed in there in the Laurel Highlands, supposedly couldn't get out.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The poor job in snow removal aside, I feel that Luke will take Pittsburgh to the next level.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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Default Far worse than a snow event gone bad !

Pittsburgh is suffering from the pathetic lack of leadership on Grant Street. Far worse than any snow event gone terrible is the lack of financial and developmental work this guy brings to the table. Pittsburgh is falling behind most regional cities for lack of leadership at the government level. It's a shame given the great foundations and private work we have going on here.
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