DAILY GRINDER: GOP Proposes Eliminating Northeast Philly District
Rep. Denny O’Brien better hope he gets that seat on City Council he’s up for. According to a redistricting plan proposed yesterday by the state GOP, which is being called a “raw, politically partisan exercise,” O’Brien’s seat would be history and moved to York County. Why would the GOP get rid of one of their own? Because O’Brien is what you might call a “moderate” Republican (who spikes his hair!), and those things are quickly becoming extinct.
Occupy Philly protesters aren’t sure whether or not they’ll be leaving in time for city construction on November 14. A protester told Philly.com “it’s possible” they’ll refuse to leave, but who really knows? So long as they figure it out before Oakland happens.
Montgomery County state Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf says he’s going to put himself on the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary ballot. He says he’s not running for president (though we hear he’s already polling higher than Rick Santorum), he’s just putting his name out there to “enter ideas into the great debate.”
There’s trickery afoot! says Rick Santorum. The reason people think he can’t win the presidency is because that’s what the national media tells them. The national media tells them that because they’re in the tank for Barack Obama, because they’re racist. Therefore, he can win the presidency, and it’s all a conspiracy. Oh, and not that that matters. He says he’s going to win the January 3rd Iowa caucuses. I think he might, too.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are looking for a new building, of course. Our favorite badass-looking writer, Joe DiStefano, mentions a location at 8th and Market, the former Rohm and Haas headquarters.
Larry Mendte vs. Alycia Lane will go down in Philly. You know the story: He says she wanted his junk; she says he read her emails. And CBS let it happen. Lawsuit.
The mounted police unit’s horses will be housed in stables on Chamounix Drive in Fairmount Park, after the Philadelphia Police Foundation donated $1.2 million to build them.