There's a petition going around to force a referendum on Brian Stratton's $28,000 pay hike, so when WROW's Paul Vandenburgh promised to help get it done, I expected something BIG! Maybe a rally outside Schenectady City Hall, with bullhorns, and music and people waving signs. Now that
Instead, he announced yesterday that there would be a live remote
at Sally's Street Side Cafe in Rotterdam. Huh?
What about the rally
? What about going to the streets and taking back our government? What about the bullhorns
? What about actually doing it in Schenectady
? This was apparently news to Sally Pardi, owner of the establishment. By 10:30am, Pat Zollinger, the activist running the petition effort, announced on her web site
that Sally had backed out. On top of that, Zollinger called Pardi a liar
in today's Gazette. You've got to love Schenectady.
So here's what we have: No rally, no music, no signs, no bullhorns, no Sally, no Schenectady, and now, not even a cheesy live remote. Whatever happened to the days when these radio people had some sense of show business?