Lukey, Lukey, LUKEY! You know I want you to win the election, however:
This is NOT going to win you any votes!
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hopped a private jet to New York City to have dinner and drinks at a posh Manhattan hotel hours after announcing a $290 million deal to build a new Uptown arena for the Penguins.
After last Tuesday’s announcement, Ravenstahl attended the Penguins game against the Buffalo Sabres at Mellon Arena with team co-owner Ron Burkle, who invited him onto his private jet and treated the mayor to a meal at the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan.
Ravenstahl initially told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Monday morning that he did not travel to New York, but he changed his story in the afternoon after the Trib confronted him with more details about the overnight trip.
Lukey, let me be honest with you, if I’m mayor (let me interject and say that I would be the kickest assest Mayor of all time) and Ron Burkle invites me to dinner in Manhattan via a trip on his jet, of course I’m going to say yes. Life is short, why the hell not!?
However, lying about it is something that I would NOT do. Of course, I’m 32 and you’re 27. Since I’m a girl and girls mature faster than boys, really, I’m like 36 and you’re like 22. So I can see where you went wrong on this.
Because of the trip, Ravenstahl missed a meeting Wednesday morning with Hill District community leaders in the office of Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato to discuss how to develop homes and businesses around the site of the Penguins new arena.
Expect Billy to jump all over that one.
When asked about the evening, Ravenstahl said he did not know where he ate. Ravenstahl and Kinross went to the home of a friend of Kinross to stay for the night. The mayor said he did not remember what part of town he spent the night.
Yikes! You tell the media you don’t know where you ate and you don’t remember what part of town you spent the night!?
Are you insane? Are you TRYING to write Billy’s next campaign commercial all by yourself? Are you playing the “moving forward” drinking game too? I’d advise against that.