Schutze Tickles Everything But the Ivories
If you happen to hear the new anti-Ed Oakley ad on the radio, featuring the guy I wrote about a couple weeks go whose land was almost zoned out from under him by the city council, I want you to know that the rumors are not true: I am not the guy playing the sad piano in the background. I do not know how to play the piano. I do not have a piano. I have never played the piano for a Tom Leppert ad.
The ad features Jack Pierce, proprietor of Hollywood Door, a small factory at Walnut Hill and White Rock Trail in Lake Highland. I wrote about him after Councilman Bill Blaydes tried to screw him out his property with a zoning trick.
The radio ad is supposed to be up now or soon on kRLD-AM, WBAP-AM and a few others, according to Leppert’s campaignmeister, Carol Reed. It sorta, maybe stretches things a tad, since Jack Pierce’s real enemy was Blaydes. Oakley wound up voting for Pierce, against Blaydes.
But Oakley did weasle around about it a fantastic amount before he saw which the way was blowing. Speaking down to Pierce from the council horseshoe, he tried to talk Pierce into a “deal” that sounded like a cross between a Hawaiian time-share and a Tupperware Party. Then he voted for him. Then he went out into the audience and whispered to him that he was probably lucky he hadn’t agreed to the deal.
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So, you know, first Pierce backs slowly out of the council chamber smiling and making the sign of the cross with his index fingers. He goes home and takes a real long shower with lotsa soap. And then he tapes a little radio ad for Leppert -- exactly what Oakley deserved.
Give a listen. It is not me on the piano, damn it. --Jim Schutze
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