This just in from a Kevin Acklin e-mail. If he's wrong about the facts, I'll gladly stick a fork in him, but for now I trust he's not making stuff up out of the blue:
KDKA Radio has reported that Luke Ravenstahl chose to attend Steelers’ training camp on Tuesday afternoon instead of participating in a G-20 media briefing, or instead of just spending those three hours in the city, doing the important work that we elect a Mayor to do. This is yet another example of how, time and time again, Luke Ravenstahl places himself and his own whims ahead of the needs of Pittsburghers.
In fact, Luke Ravenstahl had the gall today on KDKA’s Marty Griffin Show to tell a caller who thought he should have been working: "You think I should have no life between now and [the last day of the summit on] Sept. 25? I disagree." (Acklin schmengy)
For $96,500 a year, he should be able to make it through a Tuesday afternoon without running off to sniff Ben Rothlisberger's jockstrap. That is what life is all about. Case closed. What's next on the docket?
Ah yes -- the opening up of the Mayor's public schedule just like a normal public officeholder. Time to start asking that question again now, since the first few attempts don't count.