Bobby is winning PittGirl over.

You all know how much I like to snark on Bobby O (and his chief of making shit up, Dick Skrinjar); however, my feelings toward Bobby have begun a quiet, slow shift from “This dude has GOT to be kidding” over to “I am finding this dude to be slightly refreshing!”

You can find my feelings about Bobby O’s thoughts here and here.

I at first believed that Bobby O’s “just a regular guy” approach was just his “shtick” if you will … a front he was putting up for the sake of getting elected as a “Burgher”. However, I am starting to believe that perhaps Bobby O is a regular guy with a simple philosophy.

Case in point:

He reiterated his plan to enforce 1,000-foot safety zones around schools and a push, announced Friday, to clean up derelict houses, abandoned cars and trash.

Asked how the city will afford his priorities, he offered few specifics. “We’ll get it started, and when we run out of money, we’ll look for more,” he said.

Hilarious! When is the last time you heard a politician admit they have NO FREAKING clue where the money is going to come from, but damn it! They will find it.

He then said:

He said the answer may be better motivated workers, rather than more of them. “Let me see them all sweating a little more,” he said.

I don’t even know what to say to that, except … refreshing.

1 Comment

  1. Jo Janoski
    March 14, 2006 9:13 am

    I’m feeling the same way you are! At first, I thought, “Riiiight! You’re gonna clean up the city!” [snicker, snort]. Now I’m realizing the guy really loves the job! Have we died and gone to “Municipal Heaven”?