There’s a new Stooge in town.
The appointment comes as a complete surprise to Smiley. Most local pundits had thought that he had solidified his grasp on the Stooge position after his success in shepherding the Alameda Theater project through rocky political waters and building a city-run all-you-can-eat salami bar on Webster.
Smiley was unavailable for comment, but sources close to him say that he is very upset and concerned that he'll be seen as a lame-duck Stooge. At a recent council meeting, outraged Alamedan Donald
Ovarbight will be confirmed in the coming week at a secret ceremony held in the basement of City Hall West.