Is Luke Ravenstahl to be Believed? Not by Me, and for Good Reason!

The Mayor is Engulfed in Scandal which Threatens to Bring Down His Re-Election Campaign

As scandal envelops the re-election campaign of the city of Pittsburgh's "accidental, youth mayor" Luke Ravenstahl, threatening to derail his campaign, I wonder how many Pittsburghers are listening with rapt attention his proclamations and assertions and finding him credible.

I have always considered this man to be deceitful, not ready to serve in such an important position, and out for himself.  His nature was confirmed for me during a chance encounter on Pirates Opening Day 2010.

The mayor and two men, one of whom I presume to have been a bodyguard, one a friend, entered the row in which my wife and I were sitting in Lower Infield Box 119, and sat near us throughout the game.  The individual I presume was the bodyguard exited the section several times during the game, returning with beer.  The beers were transferred from their cups, poured into cups labeled "Pepsi", and given to the mayor to drink within public view.

Mayor Ravenstahl was legally permitted to consume beer, but he felt it better to deceive anyone that might see him ingesting it.  I would have preferred that he be honest. 

This is hardly the only incident which caused me to call into question Ravenstahl's integrity, but one which left an impression on me.  I do not believe a thing he says.

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Cynthia Fidago February 25, 2013 at 01:57 PM
I've always felt that way about him too - he just reminds me of some snot-nosed kid who thinks he's "it". My opinion is the same with the Penn State scandal, if those who are in a top position don't know what's going on in their offices, then they shouldn't be in that position in the first place. I can't stand people who pass the buck and think they are getting away with it.
Duke February 26, 2013 at 03:25 AM
It ever was fully disclosed as to what happened several years ago at a Stealers game when Little Lukie was detained by the police.
Ed M February 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I'm not a Luke fan. I feel the power has gone to his head. That said, I don't see the big deal with the cup switch. And Oren, why are you attending a sporting event in a venue funded by taxpayer money when you disapprove of this? Seems hypocritical to me.


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