Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Murphy's Law

OK, I don't have much to say about the non-indictment of former Mayor Murphy.

No, wait, I have a couple things:

(1) I'm sure Mary Beth Buchanan did her due diligence, but there are plenty of things that she could still investigate. For example, during Murphy's tenure Pittsburgh's population declined 10%. Coincidence? I think not. What did Murphy know about this and where did he hide these people? Has anyone checked the foundations of Heinz Field?

(2) Now, Council wants to get in on the pig pile. I wouldn't call this a case of the fox guarding the henhouse... more like foxes trying to close the coop after the chickens have come home to roost. What does this mixed metaphor mean? Two words: incompetent foxes.

(3) I'm sure that Joe King, the head of the fire fighter's union, is completely sincere about his desire to reform City Council, working in the best interest of the City of Pittsburgh, and is not just trying to squeeze the last drop of cash out of a bankrupt City for the personal benefit of his union by reducing the number of Act 47 proponents on Council. Surely, the absence of a Murphy indictment is testament to this sincerity to advance the public good. Surely.

(4) Murphy has a long way to go before he reaches the corruption and musical styling levels of former mayor of Providence, RI, "Buddy" Cianci.

Bah! I'm going back to the Cyril Wecht case... at least there are corpses.

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