Where’s Lukey?

UPDATE: He’s ALIVE! And pissed that people wondered where he was all day.  Even though Council couldn’t find him all day today, Lukey just held a press conference saying he’s been in Pittsburgh all day. So he was NOT in New Orleans!  And no, I’m not the only one that heard that rumor.  The media heard it too and NOT from me.

Where he’s been all day?  Who knows.  Should his press secretary have known where he was? Heck yes.  Does it look bad that no one knew where he was?  Yep.

But he’s here.  He says he’s been here the whole time, and I guess that’s that.

This is a game.

Like Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

Luke Ravenstahl is missing.

I’ve been hearing rumors for days now that he planned to go to Mardi Gras. At this point, they’re just rumors, but here’s the problem: NO ONE KNOWS WHERE LUKEY IS TODAY!

He was not in his office today.  His car has not been seen.  Zober hasn’t been seen for days.  Luke did not attend the funeral of John Murtha.  He was supposed to sign an Emergency Declaration Extension yesterday, but he wasn’t around to do it.  He canceled all of his meetings for today.

“Mayoral spokeswoman Joanna Doven said she did not know Mr. Ravenstahl’s whereabouts today but he is in Pittsburgh.”

The Dread Lord hasn’t responded to my email, which is rare.

What if Lukey is lost, you guys?!  What if he couldn’t take his regular routes around town because some of the streets were iced over or unplowed, and therefore took an alternate, meandering, confusing route.


On your marks, get set, GO!

Also, just for fun, Lukey at the Foggy Goggle on his birthday while the Snowpocalypse was happening!

On a serious note, of course the Mayor has a private life and he should be allowed to live that private life in a respectable fashion when it doesn’t interfere with serving the public.  However, as an elected Mayor of a major metropolitan area, it is almost NEVER okay to go AWOL and from what the media and others are telling me, Lukey has gone AWOL.


  1. OldNorthSider
    February 16, 2010 6:10 pm

    Lil Luke becoming a man today? Proving a Point to the media? More games, more silliness. When is this madness going to stop. It seems as though the media was played…so much so they forgot to ask the $64,000 question.

    Please tell me Mayor, how much did YOU pay in rental fees for the condo on a peak winter weekend?

  2. MN
    February 16, 2010 6:26 pm

    I bet that condo rental fee is being negotiated and paid as we speak!

  3. gunnlino
    February 16, 2010 6:39 pm

    Lets’ see now mayor’s getting a divorce…. drops from sight for a time…. celebrates b-day in mountain resort…. seems to me a secret booty call my have been in progress…… as in: you drive to the parking lot of K Mart…. I’ll meet you there in a rental car… you leave your car there and we’re off to the no tell motel. Seems reasonable to me.

  4. BethH
    February 16, 2010 6:52 pm

    The mayor sets the tone for the entire administration. Why didn’t the EMTs know what their boss expected in the face of this snow crisis? Maybe because there was no communication. Why didn’t these EMTs respect the citizens they serve and show an extraordinary commitment to them? Maybe because their boss doesn’t. And yelling at the media? Sure, maybe he was set up. But an adult never would have put himself in this position in the first place. He’s lost all trust and accountability.

  5. smb
    February 16, 2010 7:01 pm

    Someone just posted this on my FB wall … a place to rate the mayor of your city! Too funny-but possibly very effective…


  6. Bojack
    February 16, 2010 7:31 pm

    Would this be the newly re-trained 911 system that failed to tell
    the Pgh PD that the domestic call in Stanton Heights involved an well-armed perp that resulted in 3 dead police officers??

    That 911??

    Who was it that thinks merging the whole county into one big city is a good idea??

  7. Elmer Palmer
    February 16, 2010 7:34 pm

    I hear his farts echo inside the Liberty Tunele

  8. Bojack
    February 16, 2010 7:50 pm


    All of you city one-party Dems re-elected this public “servant!!”

    @ $100K/yr

    Live with it!!


  10. nomorewyrehangers
    February 17, 2010 9:50 am

    How many of you on here voted for Mayor Luke??

  11. Community Tea Party Organizer
    February 19, 2010 9:06 pm

    As Joe Dinardo was so fond of saying, “It’s winter; it snows.” 48 hours before the Snowpocalypse estimates were as high as 15 inches. Most of yinz presumed that a Mayor of a near bankrupt city with an underfunded city pension of only 38%, who once took a city vehicle to a concert and returned it with party trash still littering the seats, would have celebrated his birthday in one of the City’s fine restaurants, not miles away in a bar called the Foggy Goggle taking pictures reminiscent (at least to me) of Gary Hart aboard Monkey Business.

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