Friday, February 24, 2006

Friday politicians

  • US Rep. Chaka Fattah claims that Philadelphia Mayor John Street is not headed for Congress when his term expires in 2008 (at least not with a push from Fattah), attempting to end speculation that the two men might be considering "swapping seats." Street, however, claims not to be ready to leave politics, so he may have his own ideas on the subject...

  • The Inquirer offers three short bits, one noting the arrival of Queena Boss in the mayoral race and being grateful that *somebody* is willing to declare their candidacy officially; a second speculating about the firefighters' recognition of former Controller (and presumptive mayoral candidate) Saidel; and a third saying that Council President Anna Verna had some choice words for the Chamber of Commerce about their long-term commitment to tax cuts.

  • Mayor Street may find himself in the middle of another terf war in his attempts to streamline some of the city's housing agencies, with the RDA, union reps, and Councilfolks ready to fight for their constituencies.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Fattah's claim that the mayor shouldn't run for congress: Did anbody else see Jerry Mondesire on Inside Story last week? In discussing this story, he claimed that Fattah never graduated high school or college!?! I wasn't sure if I heard him right. Is that true? If it is, then maybe Fattah should worry about his own qualifications for Congress instead of attacking the mayor.

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