A proposal by the Penguins to put large banners depicting team stars and featuring the Reebok logo has apparently become a casualty of Pittsburgh government’s ongoing sign debate — and a subject of renewed political sparring.
The team contacted Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s office with a proposal to put temporary signs on Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown, celebrating the team’s ascent to the Stanley Cup Finals, the mayor said today. He viewed it as a good idea.
“I would certainly be willing to hang them somewhere,” he said — but only with City Council blessing. “I didn’t feel comfortable unilaterally making that decision.”
Here’s why I should be Mayor. Because I would have held a press conference today that would have gone something like this:
I’m going to the Penguins game to support the team and only to support the team and because I think it will be a lot of fun. I’m not going to insult you by trying to convince you that it is official business. I’m paying my own way from my own credit card and if you’d like a copy of the receipt, I’ll provide it to the Post-Gazette.
Also, I have given the Penguins permission to put big frickin’ giant temporary banners downtown to celebrate this awesome accomplishment of theirs, this accomplishment that will once again turn the eyes of the nation to our beautiful city, and anyone, anyone on city council, anyone on county council, anyone at Lamar, Dan Frickin’ Onorato, ANYONE that has a problem with it is going to have to get past me and my husbands to get those banners taken down. If you’ve got a problem with it sue me and don’t re-elect me.
That will be all.
Who WOULDN’T VOTE FOR ME?!?