Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seeking a velvet revolution on the 5th floor?

I wonder if today's retrospective on city council relations with the mayor, seemingly at an all time low, is a little bit rosy in it's view of the past.    Brian O. also takes up the circus that has indeed become the 5th floor, but how different is it from his own story now more than a couple decades ago:  Prague could teach Pittsburgh a lesson in civics.  Weren't there stories of swearing and actual fisticuffs on rare occassion in the not too distant past?  I personally wonder how tv has impacted the daily machinations of council.   In a world of uber informaton I'd plot the time series of words per exhortation.  There is a paper in that. Not sure who would do it? Political scientists? Linguists?  I've never quite figured out what the communications department does. Maybe them?

Between that and county political news yesterday, Pete Flaherty keeps popping up.


Anonymous n'at said...

Forget Prague, I recall Fayette County Commissioners fist fighting not too long ago. Cavanaugh and Albert. I think Cavanaugh slugged Vicities, too.

Memoirs of Fayette-nam...


Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to remember it was a real circus when Michelle Madoff and Jeep DePasquale were on council. Things are more civilized now, no?

Monday, January 03, 2011 4:17:00 PM  
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