So after Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr finally reached a settlement with some bondholders last week and followed up by striking a pension deal with retired police officers and firefighters, the city deserved some jest.
Matt Helms, a Detroit Free Press reporter, provided the humor on Twitter yesterday:
— Matt Helms (@MattHelms) April 15, 2014
In flowed the comments.
Some compared the spokesman to Rich Uncle Pennybags, the mascot for the board game Monopoly.
@MattHelms he’s one monocle & top hat away from a dead ringer for the monopoly guy, which I’m not sure is the best look for the EM’s flack
— Amy Chapman (@amyrchapman) April 16, 2014
Others thought he was striving to emulate Hazen Pingree, who served as mayor of Detroit in the late 1800s and eventually became Michigan’s governor. HistoricDetroit.org says he was known as the “Idol of the People.”
— Jeff O’Meara (@jomeara555) April 16, 2014
Yet perhaps the most important question of all when it comes to social media infamy:
@MattHelms How long do you think it will take the mustache get its own Twitter account?
— Kirk Pinho (@kirkpinhoCDB) April 16, 2014