Apparently, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is taking lessons from Al Gore.
Saturday, during the Frogtown Fair - an event to teach people how to be 'green,' Carty not only parked illegally, he left the car running for the 45 minutes he was at the event. Can you say 'hypocrisy?'
Of course, our mayor has the usual excuses for parking illegally - he's the mayor and he's got 'permission' from the police and a special sticker that says so. But Carty has an even better reason for leaving the car running in violation of the city's no-idling policy and the state's traffic laws.
Earlier this year, Carty instituted a no-idling policy for city vehicles, including police cars, because they were over budget in the gasoline line item and were trying to save money and gas. And it's a minor misdemeanor in Ohio to leave your car unattended and idling.
So what would be the reason? You see, he left his dog in the car - again.
And since he got caught doing this before - he's still leaving his dog in the car, but now he's leaving the car and the air conditioning running.
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." ~ George Orwell (1903–1950), British author. Animal Farm, ch. 10 (1945).