Mayor Nutter has yet another public appearance on his schedule in Philly's burbs this weekend. This time at the Lower Merion and Narberth Democratic Party Spring Dinner. Of course, it could be a favor to his pal Joe Manko, who was a big wheel in Lower Merion's democratic party before he moved to Philadelphia not long ago. But we'd bet Nutter would have been happy to show up even without that connection. He's been popping up all over the region in recent weeks. Rotary clubs, universities, political dinners.
Nutter seems to be emulating the Richard Daley leadership model, trying to assert himself not just as the leader of Philadelphia, but as a leader of the region.
Not that he's neglecting his Philly appearances. Before that Lower Merion supper, he's got three in town events. On a Sunday.