Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Twas a Week, and O! What a Week 'Twas

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Twas a Week, and O! What a Week 'Twas

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Democrats J. Bracken Burns and Larry Maggi control the Washington County Board of Commissioners and share the chairmanship, leaving Republican Diana Irey on the outside looking in for the first time in three terms. That, along with development issues, slots, political races including a tight one in the 46th Legislative District, environmental issues and people living happily and productively in Washington County brings us to this year's edition of ...

'Twas the Week Before Christmas

'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the county

Commissioners were determined to collect political bounty.

Neither stirring nor squawking, but proceeding with care

In hopes future votes would always be there.

So Diana Irey was nestled all snug in her bed

Knowing that her vote Burns no longer would dread.

And Republican Irey need no longer take the rap

As she settles down for a long political nap.

When inside the courthouse there arose such a clatter

Lawyers lined up to see who fell off the ladder.

With at least one post open, time to get dirty and down

And campaign like crazy to wear the black gown.

The moon on the breast of drained Dutch Fork Lake

Gave luster to controversy that continues to quake.

When what to our wondering eyes should appear?

A lake without fish and full of white-tail deer.

Lescovitz faced Snatchko, who proved lively and quick

But in a very close race, Paul fell to St. Vic.

Though Snatchko claimed he'd be fresh and triumphant

He found out it's tough to beat a Democratic incumbent.

We have dancers, actors and painters with vision

So come out, support them and downright, please, blitz them.

In the theaters, in the galleries and the entertainment halls

And dash away boredom rather than go to the malls.

Avoiding all guards up the chimney they did fly

And Greenpeace met no obstacle, as they climbed to the sky. …

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