Departing board member Dan Keller, who was less attractive than Adam Ravenstahl to the human ball-and-chain that is the City of Pittsburgh's portion of the 20th district electorate, learned of the switch in Mayor Ravenstahl's customary manner (telephone call from reporter).
This appointment accelerates the timetable for Adam Ravenstahl's indictment prospects by roughly 18 months.
The Post-Gazette's Early Returns blog editor gets points for selecting appropriate art (while the editorial board, no doubt, prepares a formal apology).
UPDATE: Exclusive audio of the mayor's response to being informed (not by the city solicitor, of course) that the appointment appears to be unethical and unlawful.
UPPERDATE: Speaking of 18 months . . .