OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 :::

Manoli's Mixed Coverage

Richmond City Council President Manoli Loupassi can't catch a break. On the same day he offers a paper to ban nepotism in city hiring (aimed squarely at Mayor Wilder's nephew), we also read that he's defending an accused masturbator (to borrow a portion Style Weekly's headline) who was caught in the act just a couple of blocks from St. Catherine's school (which, for those who don't know, is an all-girls school in Loupassi's council district).

Local residents interviewed for the Style piece are livid. Manoli is apologetic. But hey -- he's on retainer.

One step forward and three steps back for the man who would be Lieutenant Governor.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/26/2005 5 comments


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