Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s administration said yesterday that sending a police detective with him to Detroit over the weekend was a reasonable concession to security concerns.
“You’re sending him to Detroit with 20,000 rabid Red Wings fans, and you’re not going to send security?” said Public Safety Director Michael Huss.
Mr. Huss said it was his decision to have the city provide a Chevy Impala, gas, and two nights in a hotel for Detective Dominick Sciulli, who will receive some overtime pay for his work on the trip.
Mr. Huss said that once Mr. Ravenstahl got to Detroit, the city’s police provided an additional bodyguard. Detective Sciulli was able to attend the games free of charge, as a courtesy extended to security professionals.
Are you seeing what I’m seeing?
1. I’m seeing this first:
You’re sending him to Detroit with 20,000 rabid Red Wings fans, and you’re not going to send security?
Wait. I’M not sending him to Detroit. YOU’RE not sending him to Detroit. THE CITY didn’t send him to Detroit.
He sent his own self to Detroit. It’s not like he was attending a Mayor’s conference for crying out loud. It was a hockey game or two.
2. And I’m seeing this:
Mr. Huss said that once Mr. Ravenstahl got to Detroit, the city’s police provided an additional bodyguard.
So he needed two bodyguards to protect him from the 20,000 rabid Red Wing fans hell bent on killing our mayor?
Would someone please tell Luke Ravenstahl that he is not the President of the United States?
Also, when PittGirl is mayor and she decides to travel to a Steelers or Penguins or Pirates … HAHAH! Funny, PittGirl … game, I’ll have all of my husbands to protect me, free of charge to you, the gracious taxpayers that elected me.
Me and my little army of smokin’ hotness.