Confirming the rumors I have been hearing from a connected reader for about three weeks now, last night Lukey announced his separation from Erin Ravenstahl, and if twitter is any indication, it shocked the pantalones off of Pittsburgh.
This is touchy because not only is this the personal life of a public person, but also, they have hired SCARY SCARY SCARY LAWYERS from Philly to protect their privacy (read, sue the pantalones off of anyone that says Lukey was unfaithful).
So, my thoughts that I feel comfortable sharing with you guys while balancing the respect for the privacy of a newly-broken family and one broken officially so close to the holidays, with the fact that he IS a public figure:
1. Some are questioning the timing of the announcement and wondering if Lukey would have been reelected had this news broken before the election.
You know, I think he would have. He still has that all important thing. Not his party platform, not his giant wads of cash, not questionable ethics, but the most important thing of all that’s required to win the mayorship of the City of Pittsburgh: The D.
OMG, NOT the Steelers defense, you boobs. He’s the democrat. Had this broken prior to the primary election, yeah, it totally could have hurt him.
Will it hurt him now? I don’t see how, but I know the whole city is kind of looking at him a little differently. Wondering.
2. The interview Lukey did with KDKA, which if I was his PR person, boy would I have strongly advised against that interview, Lukey basically says that Erin did not want him to run for re-election, but he chose to do it anyway.
[I] was very, very close to not running for this office based on my interest in protecting my family.
See, that right there. Bad idea to do the interview, because now it seems to us that the Mayor chose his political office over his family.
I’ve said this six million times, Lukey needs a new frickin’ media adviser. Someone to say to him, “Release your joint statement and then repeat after me: ‘My private life will remain private. No comment.'”
Look, marriage? It is HARD. Don’t anyone ever tell you differently and if someone who has been married for more than four years comes up to you all, “OMG. Marriage is amazing and perfect and easy and I love my husband so much and he’s like Daniel Sepulveda [his body], Troy Polamalu [his heart], Brad Pitt [his mojo], Bill Gates [his money], and Sting [his, you know, stamina] all rolled into one, and we are soul mates, connected at the bellybuttons of our hearts and we never fight, and we never even talk that much because we’re too busy having amazing sex every moment we are together, and our love, not to go all Princess Bride on you, cannot be broken, not with a thousand swords. Every morning, we chew breath mints before we kiss and then we make each other breakfast. We recite poetry to each other and tomorrow, we’re finding a field of wildflowers to run to each other through in slow motion.” You can know for CERTAIN that that person is either on crack or that her pantalones are en fuego.
Erin seems like a decent human and she’s a mom and she hates the public life.
I’m going to respect that.
3. Today on his radio show, Marty Griffin called Lukey “attractive.”
Uh, no comment.