Friday, October 21, 2005

He Almost Jumped...

...and that would have meant one less corrupt politician in Philly.

Yesterday was a day that made some Philadelphians flash back to Budd Dwyer (did that make national news back then? The guy that blew his head off on live TV during a press conference?)

"With threats of a federal indictment looming over his head, Philadelphia City Councilman Rick Mariano [Democrat] perched on the observation deck near the top of City Hall [about 500 feet up] late this afternoon before Mayor Street and Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson talked him down." (source)

Corrupt Democratic councilman sitting under William Penn's feet ready to end it all --and it didn't even make national news... I guess there wasn’t room with all the important talk of Delay's mug shots.

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