Sorry Mr. Mayor, I Thought You Said Taser Not Razor

Jeff Wagner

Sorry Mr. Mayor, I Thought You Said Taser Not Razor

CREATED Feb. 9, 2014

It really is pretty funny in a "what are the chances" sort of way.

Who but Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett could wander into a random barber shop and end up having his hair cut by one of the guys involved in the theft of a priceless violin?  Do you think this photo will end up on the Mayor's web site come re-election time?

When I saw this story, I just kept thinking of the movie Casablanca.  Remember the scene where Rick keeps wondering why "out of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world did she have to walk into mine"?  

Do you think the Mayor is wondering why out of all the places to get your hair cut in the City of Milwaukee he ended up at Universal Allah's?  Seriously, what are the odds?

When I get my hair cut, my barber and I talk about sports and politics.  Maybe the Mayor should have used his time in the chair to have warned Mr. Allah about the consequences of being a straw purchaser of a Taser. 

One other observation.  

To the best of my knowledge, I don't think the chance meeting between the Mayor and the party to the crime of violin theft has been reported in the local newspaper.  If Governor Walker had been the one in the barber chair instead of Tom Barrett, do you think the newspaper would have shown the same restraint?