May 25, 2010

Ward pens the deal with Renaissance


Here is one of the pens used to sign today's landmark agreement between the city and Renaissance Downtowns. Mary Suchopar, the mayor's assistant, brought in a wood and glass display case that she uses at home to display her fountain pen collection. She emptied it out for the big occasionan so it could be loaded up with a handful of Art Ward campaign pens, which were handed out to the officials signing the deal.
There's no word yet on whether any of the pens are now on eBay.
Here, by the way, is reporter Jackie Majerus' story on the signing.
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Getting his next year campaign picture in already!

Anonymous said...

And after the signing ceremony it was off to Sporty's for a couple of cold ones. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a campaign law violation?

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me. How full of yourself can you get!

the cream stays at the bottom said...

What a stupid "trick" with the pen.

As far as this boondoggle deal, it's a complete waste of tax-payers money. We as taxpayers should file a class-action suit against every paid elected and appointed official who promoted and supported this all the way back to the purchase of the mall site. There should be an attachment to their exorbitant salaries and pensions so they can pay the tax payers back out of their own pockets.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't so pathetic that they actually used Art Ward pens, it would be funny. However, it's not.

kate said...

this whole depot square thing is a joke housing housing housing is the last thing we need anything they put there will be vandalized within the first night. stop wasting our money, they say shops will be there what dollar stores. just pave it over and use it as a parking lot like it is now.

Anonymous said...

6:36 AM: Aren't you just a ray of sunshine! This is a good thing. Sorry if you can't see it.

Anonymous said...

They definately broke the campaign laws for using campaign material in official city business.

Anonymous said...

12:02 AM, Maybe you could get some of those pens and use them when you go back to school to learn how to spell!

Anonymous said...

7:30, Funny that your response to a campaign law violation is to criticize someone's spelling. Oh and have you ever seen Art Ward try to spell without someone holding his hand?

Anonymous said...

What say you TJ???

Anonymous said...

1:37, I guess that's because using a pen from an old mayoral campaign doesn't constitute a campaign law violation and yes, I've see Ward spell quite well without anyone "holding his hand"...You on the other hand do seem to have a problem (and not just with spelling).

Anonymous said...

2:53

He'll say nothing, just as he has all along.

My question: why are the Republicans giving Ward a free ride?

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

As a proud user of a 1941 Parker 51 Fountain Pen I feel bad Ms. Suchopar didn't bring in a pen from her collection. Oh well...

Anonymous said...

This deal is a scam. For every residential unit cut from the 750 figure, the price of the property will be reduced 2500.00 That means that theoretically, if all residential is cut from the project the developer gets the land for almost nothing (2.1 million minus 1.875 million). Nice deal you signed off on Mr Johnson.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Wards two biggest promoters are Republicans, Suchopar and Krawiecki.

Can anyone explain that?

john said...

Ward is a loser - if I ever see him in shorts, a stupid T-shirt and loafers no socks and white legs I think I will puck! Hey Ward where is that scar you got in V.Nam on your knee? Must be hard living with a lie.

Anonymous said...

Gosh John, I'd hate to see you "puck" yourself, but then again...

Anonymous said...

Are the Republicans on a perpetual vacation?

Anonymous said...

Ward probably stands a better chance of getting reelected if he were to become a Republican.