Someone left a fake copy of Mayor Lou Rosamilia’s speech lying around so someone would pick it up and leak its contents.
The first line of that speech is “Good evening, this is my fourth and final State of the City address.”
The first line of the speech he will give tonight is something along the lines of: “As you know, this is my fourth such speech and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss many different issues as we embark on another year in the Collar City.”
While nobody likes getting duped, I have to give them credit (whoever “them” actually is) because it was a pretty cool plan and beautifully pulled off.
However, there are some other thoughts as well:
-You would think the administration has more important things to worry about – like the city’s finances, all six of the city’s unions who are working without a contract, the FBI and/or the EPA investigation and the basic stuff like plowing snow.
-I’m unclear of the purpose, actually. Was it to weed out a “spy” within the ranks of City Hall? Was it a trial balloon? Was it just for kicks? I have an idea who the "spy" is but I won't mention her name here - she could be in enough trouble as it is.
-Generally, at least in poker or in battle, when someone bluffs they try to scare the other side(s) with an artificially inflated show of strength. This is obviously the opposite.
-I suppose, like in poker, you can bet a buck as if you had a pair of deuces when you’re really sitting on a full house to instill a false sense of confidence in the hopes the opponent keeps upping their bet. But, in this instance, once it got out, some City Hall employees not in on the bluff were worried about their jobs. What are a couple sleepless nights among friends?
-I’ll admit to not knowing Rosamilia all that well but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would pull such a stunt. Further proof he has no control over the people under him, the same people who have done him no favors at all through his first three-plus years as mayor.
-I maintain Rosamilia doesn’t run again for the same reasons I gave in the last post … he just might not admit it tonight.