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Quote of the Day: “I Hope I Don’t Even Have to Get Into That Godfather Thing of a Couple of Years Ago”

March 21st, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

Corleone crime family consiglieri Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) confers with The Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in a scene from The Godfather

St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan pens a “confidential” memo to embattled STL County executive Charlie Dooley regarding his controversial consiglieri John Temporiti. Here’s an excerpt:

I hope I don’t even have to get into that Godfather thing of a couple of years ago when Temporiti took a couple of County Council members to lunch to let them know they might have another “opportunity” to vote to give a contract to a public relations firm that another one of his kids worked for.

Pretty soon, you’re going to have to list that family on the tax bill. You know what I mean? This portion of your taxes goes to schools, and this portion goes to roads and this portion goes to the Temporiti family. Read more…

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  • 1 joe prichard // Mar 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    One of the things I don’t appreciate about the Post Dispatch nowadays, is the way the line blurs between what needs to be identified as opinion, and what is reported as news. McClellan gets a lot of space and a lot of laudatory comments about his “real journalism”. Sometimes it seems to me to be part of a coordinated agenda. I am probably wrong, but I sense some sort of connection between the editorial praise of Ron Jackson–a protege of Danforth and Slay—who–as fine a man as he must be—behaved like a spoiled child when the wrong people were added to the school board in 2006–between the praise of Ron Jackson and the attack on Dooley.

    One thing is for sure–you never saw much of a coordination regarding the Roberti fiasco from a half dozen years ago—and the outrageous idiocy of what went on then, dwarfs this Temporiti stuff.

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