If it weren't for you meddling kids!

The front page in today's Chronicle Herald has the Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality backpedaling on the origins of his gangsta-rap cell phone voicemail message. Seems he's claiming that some kids were "fooling around" with his message.

"Yah, you reached the cellphone of John W. Morgan. The mayor ain’t takin’ no call right now, you know (what) I’m talkin’ ’bout?" He's busy. He's doin' whatever. So, uh, drop a message at the tone and y'all can be conversatin', y'herr me?"

The mayor's got a bit of a colourful history in the province, having already threatened to sue both the provincial government over the share of transfer payments to the struggling economy of the Island, and the federal government over its apparent inaction on cleaning up of what's been called "North America's worst environmental disaster"

But the Island, in my opinion, needs a bull like Mr. Morgan on its side, to keep Cape Breton in the regional profile and to stand up for its shrinking urban population, not unlike how a certain Premier gets things done in Newfoundland.

You can listen to the (now removed, the phone disconnected) message on CBRM Mayor John Morgan's cell phone here (get it while it lasts).

Best line from the C-H article:
"[H]e's a weird bird himself", Mr. Stubbert said.

Posted bythemikestand at 7:27 AM  

3 stepped up to the mike:

Steph said... 9:06 AM, February 02, 2007  

*snort* Gangsta talk from CB kids? Imagine that with the hack-cent.

Lesley said... 12:28 PM, February 02, 2007  

Listened to the voice mail....gotta tell ya, the "hack-cent" really overpowers the gangsta-speak. Too funny.
So, is it a rule in politics that you can't have a sense of humour?

Megan said... 1:54 PM, February 02, 2007  

Haha. I like the "conversating later" part the best. How would you conjugate that? I'm gonna go conversate now.

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