I’m still working on getting the last few details about Running Lady — heretoforeverafter we shall no longer refer to her as CRAZY Running Lady, and it appears that our fundraiser for getting our sick kids their gaming systems is going to be taking off late next week or early the following week, so stay tuned for those things.
In the meantime, at a community meeting held last night to discuss ways to combat the closing of UPMC Braddock, something unexpected happened:
“He’s running for governor,” Mr. Brown said of Mr. Onorato during a time designated for public comment. “He’s not interested in us anymore.”
Mr. Fetterman then walked up and asked to speak, but Mr. Brown refused to cede the microphone. This led to a grabbing match between the two men, with crowd members booing and jeering. Eventually, Mr. Brown agreed to give the microphone to Mr. Fetterman.
“That’s a disgrace for you to play politics when our hospital is closing,” Mr. Fetterman said. “Dan is a decent man.”
Mr. Fetterman preferred to put the onus of the hospital’s closure on UPMC itself, and he noted that he repeatedly criticized the hospital giant in national media outlets.
Eventually, Mr. Brown tried to grab the microphone back from Mr. Fetterman while he was speaking, and the physically imposing Mr. Fetterman held it behind his back and above his own head to keep it out of Mr. Brown’s reach so he could keep speaking. When he finished with his comments, he gave the microphone back to Mr. Brown and left.
The P-G calls this contentious. I call this utterly childish.
Playing keep-away in a community meeting? Bravo.
What’s next? Luke Ravenstahl holding Doug Shields away by his forehead while Doug tries in vain to land punches?
Bill Peduto walking up to Yarone Zober and putting a finger to his face all, “I’m not touching youuuuu.”
How about you poopyheads grow up a little bit and learn about courtesy and taking turns?