If City Paper Has Its Way, The Cat Lives
Philadelphia’s City Paper is going to do something terrible to this cat if Pennsylvania residents don’t vote for Joe Sestak in the May 18 Democratic Senate primary. Maybe it’s that Arlen Specter didn’t show up when invited by the paper; or maybe that it’s that voting for the more progressive Democrat is a good idea.
Here’s how it worked: The City Paper editorial board — Publisher Paul Curci, Editor in Chief Brian Howard, Senior Editor Patrick Rapa, News Editor Jeffrey C. Billman and staff writers Isaiah Thompson and Holly Otterbein — invited candidates down to our Old City offices for an interview. All but U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter accepted. (You can listen to those interviews at citypaper.net.) And, after a period of study and introspection, the editorial board members gathered at a local watering hole, had a few beers, argued a bit, came to blows once or twice and finally reached a consensus. And then — though no one exactly remembers how or why — we created a mascot, Election Kitty. Listen to her.Click here for reuse options!
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