After weeks upon months of being a policy-enthused Eagle Scout:
“(Wagner's) got the whole Luke team,” [Bill] Peduto said Thursday during a meeting with Tribune-Review editors and reporters. “He has all of Luke's elected officials, all of Luke's labor officials, all of his money people. (Tribune-Review)
Peduto said he would replace some top officials — firing them if necessary — to create transparency and openness in city government. He said city authorities and commissions have become political instruments and promised to replace board members with professionals representative of the city's minority and female populations. (ibid)
His answers spoke nothing personal against his leading rival, Jack Wagner. They spoke only of skepticism that Wagner could possibly do this where necessary -- given the powerful political alliances he has forged throughout his career and the Pittsburgh insider allegiances he has forged much more recently, and Pittsburgh insisting on small-town indulgence.