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Old 06-29-07, 04:31 PM   #1
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Philly mayor shamed by 22-year-old sporting a mohawk...

It's funny how this article paints a picture of the mayor shamed into submission by a 22-year-old sporting a mohawk

I'd say it's cool if he wants to spend his off hours in line for the iPhone but to spend the whole work day in line like a tween awaiting the new playstation...sounds like flakey judgement on his part. Damage --> done.

Mayor Waits for IPhone, Then Leaves Line

Jun 29 02:23 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mayor John F. Street abruptly ended his wait in line for an iPhone Friday after a passer-by asked him about the city's murder rate.
Street, who showed up outside an AT&T store at 3:30 a.m., left shortly after a 22-year-old sporting a mohawk asked him, "How can you sit here with 200 murders in the city already?" The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on its Web site.

Street told the man: "I'm doing my job," the newspaper said.

Street had planned to stay in line for most of the day, waiting for Apple Inc.'s iPhone to go on sale at 6 p.m. When he left at 11:30 a.m., Street said he planned to return to his spot.

The mayor said he wants the new device because he loves trying out the latest technology. Apple's new handheld would allow him to work some of the day outside the office, he said.

"We don't have to be sitting in City Hall to be conducting city business," he said.

Philadelphia recently had its 200th slaying of the year. Its murder rate is up from last year, the deadliest in nearly a decade.
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Now that's taxpayer money at it's finest.
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If he was a smart mayor he would have had his lackey stand in line for him and he'd step in at 5:59pm! What a shmuck!
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As a Philly resident for over 35 years, I can honestly say that John Street is most lackluster, lame-duck, lame duck mayor I've ever seen. The Mohawk guy's a star, IMO. Street's answer to the guy is so typical, had I not seen it, I could have filled in the blank. Pure arrogance.

We have the highest homicide rate in the fricking USA and absolutely no evidence of any vital signs in City Hall. It sure would be nice to see some.... ummm.. ya know- leadership around here. Nutter can't take office fast enough, if you ask me.

BTW, you have to remember- this guy loves, I mean LOVES, driving tractors and dumptrucks and stuff. He has a gi-hugic pickup for his personal vehicle. Oh, he's a gadget-head, alright.

OK- end of rant. In spite of this, Philly's still good town, and relatively easy on the cyclists too.

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