Nice Work If You Can Get It
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:24 pm, September 11, 2009
According to a story in today’s Buffalo News, Buffalo Police spokesman Mike DeGeorge “declined to comment on reports that Derenda had directed the police officers to bring Stokes to Brown’s office.”
In the same story, mayor Brown’s spokesman Peter Cutler “referred questions to Sciolino.”
According to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary:
- Main Entry: spokes·man
- Pronunciation: \ˈspōks-mən\
- Function: noun
- Etymology: probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak
- Date: 1537
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
But to be fair and technical, Cutler is paid to be the mayor’s Director of Communications, while DeGeorge’s job title is Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Communications.
And I’m not even sure what the heck that means.
But did you ever notice how much city hall resembles the Tower of Babel?