Skip to comments.Missing Levy draws major media notice. (Mayor resigns according to Fox News)
Posted on 10/07/2007 4:42:29 AM PDT by mware
ATLANTIC CITY - The possible whereabouts of Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy continue to make national news, including top billing Saturday on AOL's list of news stories, fueling additional media focus on his mysterious absence. Major news organizations such as Fox News and NPR also are planning coverage into next week.
Levy vanished from public life Sept. 26, the day he signed seven ordinances and city officials said he transferred power to city Business Administrator Domenic Cappella. Officials, his family and his lawyer have refused to say where he is, claiming privacy regulations that experts say do not apply.
Levy's disappearance came amid resignation rumors tied to an ongoing federal investigation into military decorations and whether the military allowed Levy to claim benefits to which he was otherwise unentitled.
(Excerpt) Read more at pressofatlanticcity.com ...
I wonder if they just finished the investigation and were ready to make it pubic. This story broke amost a year ago.
Conservative online groups have used the Levy situation as another example of corrupt Democrats. At newsbusters.org, a site dedicating to "exposing and combating liberal media bias," conservative commentator Warner Todd Huston cited Levy, last year's corruption arrests and other shenanigans that have made up the past 12 months of resort politics.
Huston concluded, "What's the deal? Is 'corruption' only a Republican thing as far as the entire media establishment is concerned?"
In reality, Levy is a lifelong Republican who switched to the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004. This came three months before he joined the mayor's race in a town where Democrats hold about a 6-1 registration advantage.
Misspellings you wish you could take back. :) (I've done worse, btw)
I heard this story on the ABC radio news overnight. Aides say he's in a hospital, but they don't say why or where.
LOL, oh man I knew I should have put on my classes.
make that glasses, (as I slink off to get them,)
Ummm...I think you'd better get them pronto!
Ready to post.
Fox & FRiends is saying that Levy in the letter claimed he would be in hospital for a week and then at home unable to work for several weeks after that.
What a PR nightmare, by doing what he did, he attracted national attention to himself.
Hey maybe the feds will now start investigsting some of the crime going on in AC.
Thank you. I needed a very good laugh this morning.
Been there! ;^D
In reality. Levy WAS a lifelong Republican then turned to the dark side and JOINED the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004.
Tears in my eyes from laughing. YOU made my day! :-)
Levy is a NEW JERSEY politician. No other adjectives are necessary. Its like being a New Orleans or Baltimore politician. Everybody instantly understands the ramifications and subtleties involved.
I swear to God I thought the “L” was in that word.
Not to worry! :)
You put a smile on a few faces this morning!
Too bad...I was waiting for a Budd Dwyer moment.
They are mostly bad but not so blatantly corrupt.
The headline made me hope this was about Chandra Levy and Gary Condit.
I thought the same thing when I said the name, “Levy”.
“ongoing federal investigation into military decorations and whether the military allowed Levy to claim benefits to which he was otherwise unentitled.”
“whether the military allowed” ??????????
so according to this “journalist” the feds are investigating the “military” too?
Shoot I thought a levee was missing in NOLA and Nagin
had resigned. :>)
Perhaps the feds are about to levitate a levee and let it drop on Levy as a levy.
Pardon my attempt to levy more levity onto Levy. :^)
I was expecting a Sopranos moment, maybe with an Atlantic City twist like his body riding on an unattended ferris wheel all night.
He followed in the footsteps of Chandra Levy! LOL.
Are they trying to say he was a phony Democrat?
Is that like being a reform Democrat from Chicago? That''s what gotten Barack Obama where he is today. And he's chasing a recovering Chicagoan who moved to New York. I wonder if she is in mourning because the Cubs were eliminated yesterday.
yeah. like that.
Aides say he’s in a hospital, but they don’t say why or where.
Probably in the same ‘hospital’ as Hsu and Winkle.
The Democratic Underground Railroad.
Enough levity already!
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