Unless you're Villa.
Allentown City Council VP Michael Donovan was kind enough to attend and give me some moral support. He sat quietly in the back of this venerable Courtroom, while I was closer to the well, pondering how many people had been sentenced to death there. Eventually, Judge Reibman called us forward, and I moved into the well with Villa's lawyer, rubbing my neck. As I did so, Villa turned around from where he was sitting and, in open Court, gave Donovan the finger. He later admitted this on his blog. I guess he must be proud.
I mention this because of something strange in one of the videos I shot of the Ethics meeting involving Donovan on Wednesday. When Villa attempted to monopolize the meeting and was told to sit down, his lawyer was sitting right by him. He lifts his middle finger along the side of his face and turns to face Donovan while he is doing it.
He could just be doing something with his hand, or could be giving Donovan the old highway salute.
I sent him this email: "One of my readers noticed that, towards the end of yesterday's meeting, you look right at Donovan and appear to both leer at him while briefly giving him the finger. Would you care to explain what you were doing?"
I got this response: "You really are nuts."
That may very well be true, but what was he doing?