Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Wanker of the Day

Have to go local here for a minute. Ward Leader Carol Campbell has singlehandedly stopped the reintroduction of the Girard Ave. trolley here in Philadelphia.

THIS YEAR, amid all the parades and fireworks of the July 4th holiday, Philadelphia will celebrate another, more embarrassing anniversary:

It will be exactly one year since this city's political leaders shelved the Route 15 trolley - an estimated $82 million public works project that was already paid for, and ready to resume its historic route along the Girard Avenue corridor.


Because Carol Campbell, a ward leader who also happens to be an officer in Philadelphia's Democratic City Committee, didn't want to lose parking on one side of a block in her neighborhood.