Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Nutter Wins!

Michael Nutter won the Democratic mayoral primary yesterday.

This all but insures that he will become the next Mayor of Philadelphia. Philadelphians have struggled under seven years of old fashioned patronage politician Mayor John Street. No bid contracts, nepotism, high salaried no-show positions for political insiders, pay-to-play access to decision making(which apparently is NOT illegal in Philadelphia!) and an anti-urban redevelopment philosophy, have characterized his two term administration. The Feds are currently investigating. All of the Democratic candidates promoted themselves as reformers, Nutter is the only one who's made a career of pushing reforms past an openly hostile political machine.

Fingers crossed.
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