Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung filed a piece on Friday that sang the praises of Boston Mayor Tom Menino as Mr. Summer Jobs.
From the very beginning, he has been a champion of giving teens an opportunity to work, and every year he makes sure the city sets aside several million dollars for summer jobs.
But what Leung forgot to mention is that Menino began that history during his 69 days as acting mayor in 1993, when, according to the New York Times, “he spent $500,000 of the city’s emergency fund to create summer jobs for teen-agers.”
As he said back then, he wasn’t the actin’ mayah – he was the action mayah.
And the emergency was getting him elected in his own right.