Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tasco: Old folks don't shovel

City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco did not have to be at Council's regular Thursday meeting because it was canceled. But when Mayor Nutter announced he would be up in West Oak Lane shoveling snow with Tasco, alarms went up immediately about the safety and sanity of the 72-year-old Democratic majority leader.

Tasco: Old folks don't shovel

City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco did not have to be at Council's regular Thursday meeting because it was canceled. But when Mayor Nutter announced he would be up in West Oak Lane shoveling snow with Tasco, alarms went up immediately about the safety and sanity of the 72-year-old Democratic majority leader.

Tasco announced, however, that she simply showed up in the 1600 block of East Tulpehocken Street to thank the young folk who were shoveling, and to spread her gospel: "I said people over 50 should not shovel snow," Tasco proclaimed, saying she wouldn't even try to fake it.

"That would be disingenuous, because I don't shovel snow, not at may age," said Tasco. "That's why I'm still here."

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