West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel met with President Obama to talk about how she'd like to spend the stimulus money. Frankel, if you haven't been following things, is the mayor who broke a bunch of shit, like downtown and city roads and the local economy. So this meeting was the literary equivalent of Sisyphus meeting Aladdin but forgetting to ask the genie to help him with that rock problem. Instead, Frankel said:
"There's a lot of different pots of money: money for water projects, for police, fire stations, road projects. Bring back to the community money for our education system, for the arts."
You may be wondering why that statement doesn't make sense, or maybe you're wondering why Lois Frankel is still mayor after wrecking the city and all. But before you get to worrying about what Frankel will break with the stimulus money, take heart that Obama issued her a warning:
The president said if he learns of cities wasting the money, he would "call them out on it and use the full power of my office and our administration to stop it."
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Switching now to a fairytale comparison, Obama is the ever-watching Santa and Frankel is the kid who has just broken all of her toys. Lois is so getting coal from Obama Santa.
After the jump, courthouse employees wonder how many mouse traps they can buy with the stimulus package.
Mice Infest Courthouse, Perhaps Reporting to Mayor
The Palm Beach County Courthouse has such a huge mouse problem that employees have seen them fall from the ceiling and scamper around during a trial. Court workers even have to check their handbags for stowaways. Authorities have begun setting traps and expect within a week to figure out if the problem was started by Lois Frankel.