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12 July 2009

Sick, sick, sick

Sometimes, a quote just comes along out of nowhere that leaves me asking, "What the fuck was he/she thinking?" Today is sometimes.
"Business has been wonderful," [Bart] Blatstein said.

Context: He was talking about the aftermath of a murder, at one of his new high-end Northern Liberties (Philadelphia) developments.
In an interview that the typically outgoing developer agreed to reluctantly - one his public-relations consultant spent three days discouraging...

Note to Bart Bass, er, Blatstein: You should have listened to your public-relations consultant. That way, I, and everybody else, wouldn't now think of you as Fumo Lite.
Side note: Guy who the po-po is manhunting retained the services of Chris Warren, good guy who I got to know during the Merlino trial back in 2001. He repped Angelo Lutz, another good guy whose "going away" party probably landed me on the roll of film taken by the feds of everybody walking into his South Philly abode.


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