Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Bureaucrat's Aside Re: Visiting Harrisburg

There's this story (I'm not sure if it's apocryphal or not) that Jay Ward and the geniuses behind Rocky and Bullwinkle went to the White House one day in the early 1960s with a petition to make "Moosylvania" a state. Unfortunately, the day they chose to visit was the first day of the Cuban Missile Crisis and they were turned away at the gates.

That's pretty much what I would expect if I were the Mayor of Pittsburgh, going to the State Government to beg for budgetary relief.

Tune in next time for "Act 47, Cavaliers 54" or "The Pension is Mightier than the Sword"

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