Ben Franklin at dusk
John Street, defender of good government:

Earlier this month, when Mayor Street announced an aggressive new city plan to go after tax scofflaws, he warned: “We will spare no one.”

Certainly, someone taking so bold a stance on other peoples’ motes must have examined his own eye for signs of planks, no?

He could have started by looking in the mirror.
Until last week, Street was $4,798.99 in arrears on his property-tax bills for two North Philadelphia properties. He paid up Thursday, shortly after a Daily News reporter asked him about the debt.

Heh. I don’t think it needs be said that I will be very happy when Philly is finally rid of Street’s particular brand of sanctimonious corruption. Here’s to hoping Michael Nutter is a better mayor than John Street could ever have hoped to be.