May 18, 2008
MCall this morning, featured a story by reporter Paul Muschick*, on Pawlowski assaulting community groups with his powerpoint presentation. Strange thing these groups, they assemble once a month and submit themselves to some speaker, usually selling something packaged as useful information. Muschick thought Pawlowski was trying to sell Allentown, but I saw the earlier version during the 05 campaign, and I realize Pawlowski is selling Pawlowski for 2010. Does Pawlowski really think that he's going to change someone's decision regarding investing in a home or business with his slide show? Can anyone really feel more secure because a crime surveillance system has been put in place? With the exception of a few cheerleaders, most of whom recently purchased a house in center city, it is apparent from the readers forum, even Stephen Spielberg would be hard pressed to sell Allentown through a presentation. The perception of Allentown is a result from a ton of litter, scattered by a legion of uncouth, committing horrendous crimes, which have become so commonplace, the stories appear in the local section. Pawlowski may well have the formula for being re-elected, in a democratic stronghold with a sympathetic newspaper, but not for saving the city.