- a call to subsidize bottled water for those who disdain municipal tap water
- support for grants to those who prefer to avoid public roads and therefore purchase helicopters
- advocacy of a program that would reimburse citizens who would rather use a private club's treadmill than jog on public sidewalks
Candidate Onorato offered no details or financial projections, which suggests today's event might have derived more from political calculation and staging than principled policy concerns. After all, this is the compaign that, when preparing to file challenges to nomination petitions in Philadelphia, described -- in writing -- the citizens it had arranged to act as petitioners "2 woman, 3 men, 1 african american man."
So when the Onorato campaign arranges a public event prominently featuring Sen. Anthony Williams in Philadelphia, a natural first thought is "prop."
Infinonytune: My Old School, Steely Dan