Monday, December 14, 2015
MacKenzie: Hey, I just Got My Teeth Bleached
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie is apparently the sole member of the Lehigh Valley delegation of State Representatives to attend this year's swanky Pennsylvania Society Gala at the Waldorf Astoria. Never mind that Pennsylvania has been able to adopt a budget for the past six months. Never mind the undemocratic message these aristocrats send by dining on oysters in Manhattan, away from the vulgari, instead of doing what they were elected to do.
Although the media has done a remarkably shitty job of taking attendance, I am informed by a state house insider that MacKenzie is the sole House Representative arrogant enough to attend this assemblage of our betters.
Democrats are having great fun with this. Governor Tom Wolf, the millionaire who tries to pretend he's an Everyman, was dishing out bowls of chili.
Locally, State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Pete Schweyer seved up breakfast to the homeless at Zion's "Liberty Bell" UCC Church.
But last year, Schlossberg thought nothing of spending $1,182 in campaign funds to rent a room at the Waldorf for the Pa Society, along with $250 to rent a tux and $400 for their dinner.