Ward, heel thyself

Dr. Boli tests your political smarts:

John has four members of city council in his pocket. Mary has three members, but one of them is the president of the council. Whose street will be repaved first?

  1. Neither one has an advantage, because in a democratic government all people are equal under the law.
  2. John’s street will be paved first, because he has numbers on his side.
  3. Mary’s street will be paved first, because you don’t get to be president of city council without knowing where the bodies are buried.
  4. The president of city council will have his street paved with Belgian block, lined with elegant gas lamps, and bordered by herringbone-pattern brick sidewalks, and neither John’s street nor Mary’s street will be repaved at all ever.

I am, of course, duly impressed that Dr. Boli is so well-versed in Tulsa politics.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 June 2010 · 7:49 pm

    d. sounds a bit like Chicago as well. (Or at least Mayor Daley’s plan to pretty things up to try to attract Olympics/for Demo convention)

  2. ak4mc »

    7 June 2010 · 7:53 pm

    My street will be paved first, because while the council president may know where the bodies are buried, I know who buried them.

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