Aug 3, 2017
Pawlowski's Poverty Shuttle
I told readers that Pawlowski won the primary by campaigning in the minority owned beauty and barber shops. These people were flattered by receiving attention from a mayor. He subsequently attended every event and birthday party to which they invited him. On primary evening he had cobbled together over 1,700 votes, a plurality to win in the crowded primary field. Not being content with my analysis, I called it the Marion Barry vote, because these constituents are not turned off by Pawlowski's trouble with the law. He continues now to court this demographic. A bus outfitted with a Re-Elect Pawlowski sign fueled speculation that he was providing a free shuttle service around town. Perhaps at night the shuttle could take shooting and stabbing victims to the emergency ward.
He certainly knows how to work these people for his gain. A free shuttle service would be appropriate, since under his tenure most of the low-income moved to Allentown. I saw another photo of him carrying a cooler, and handing out bottles of water in a park. I suppose that's because he leased the city's water department. He might also consider handing out models of city hall, since he allegedly sold that as well.
Those looking for nice sentiments should buy a Hallmark card, you won't find them here.