Hey, MARTA! Maria Saporta’s column in her online newspaper, SaportaReport, attacking State Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) is pretty mean! According to Saporta, Mike Jacobs (who chairs the State Committee that oversees MARTA) “acted inappropriately” in pushing to have a qualified candidate selected as MARTA’s General Manager. He’s friends with Wendy Butler! He “missed an opportunity” to become a “real statesman.” “What a big disappointment Jacobs has been in his role as MARTOC chairman.” Oooooh, BURN! Click any of those links to read the whole op-ed in all its catty, mean girl, nanny-nanny boo-boo glory. And when you’re done, click THIS LINK to read Maria Saporta’s contract to provide “thought leadership” to MARTA for $10,000 per year. (That’s a pdf).
So, MARTA, here’s my pitch, and it is shameless. I can offer you better thought leadership for less than the $10,000 you have already paid Maria Saporta to write her hit piece. Shoot, I’ll give you a 25% discount. Seriously. Here’s an example:
“Don’t pay anyone to print attacks on the person who chairs the MARTOC Committee, because it’s probably not going to help you resolve structural issues in the MARTA act and improve relations between Georgia’s largest public transit agency and the State.”
Just a thought. (Call me!)
UPDATE: You could even take it out of the $144,000 you spent on group therapy. I’ll throw in a drum circle or two.