Lots of readers are emailing me asking me what I think about this.
A city government employee developed a computer program that let him rig a radio station’s online poll in favor of the mayor, who is seeking re-election Tuesday.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s administration said the employee, who works in the city’s computer department, would not be disciplined.
“As far as I’m concerned, it was all in good fun,” the mayor said.
I haven’t written about it because my thoughts are flipping and flopping worse than John Kerry (Bam! Most original simile EVER!)
This is where I’m at right now:
PittGirl the First: What’s the big deal? I mean the dude did it on his own time. If they reprimand him, he’ll sue them and we all know how that turned out last time.
PittGirl the Second: Yeah, but Lukey shouldn’t be all flippant about it as if it’s no big deal.
PittGirl the First: It’s no big deal.
PittGirl the Second: Yes it is. It is indicative of an immature administration and is only one in a long string of questionable things that have occurred lately.
PittGirl the First: Are you talking about the SUV?
PittGirl the Second: The SUV, the meetings he missed, the airplane ride (whee!), the golfing, etc. etc. etc.
PittGirl the First: Um, you only have to say etc. once. After that it’s redundant. I thought we had better grammar than that.
PittGirl the Second: God. You’re such a grammar snob.
PittGirl the First: Thanks! Anyway, what’s Lukey supposed to say? “This is a grave, grave error in judgement and we take this sort of thing very seriously and I will personally speak to this individual about it!”
It was a stupid thing to do, but why make it any bigger of a deal than it needs to be? It was a dumb online poll. Let’s move forward (ding!).
PittGirl the Second: Yes, that’s exactly what he should have said! Take it seriously.
PittGirl the First: Oh, please. It was an online poll. It’s not like the dude rigged the ELECTION.
PittGirl the Second: So you’re fine with this?!
PittGirl the First: It’s not keeping me up at night.
PittGirl the Second: Wow. You are a bad citizen, you suck, and you say “awesome” way too much.
PittGirl the First: Bite me, bitch.
PittGirl the Second: That’s classy.
I had to end the conversation there because I’m not sure what the time/space repercussions are if you get into a bitch-slap fight with your own self.
My point though … I haven’t made up my mind yet.