Readers, you must understand: a uvula is not a beer keg.
You can't tap it whenever you want (I use that analogy because beer kegs are something GA readers can relate to). No, you wait for your uvula to come to you.
Or as President John F. Kennedy famously said: "Ask not what your uvula can do for you, ask what you can do for your uvula".
So in spite of his/her overwhelming popularity since surfacing on Grafix Avenger, I am not tapping Deep Uvula for dish. That's not how it works. When he/she has something for me, the phone rings.
Like last night.
DU had a lot to say on growing rift between the Mike Russo and Beth Mason factions:
Everyone was told to lay low, stay quiet until they (Russos) figure out their counter-offensive. Nobody's been talking. Except Mason's people.
There's a lot of unhappiness with how Barracato and Bajardi have run away with the (Ian Sacs) story. A lot. The police report was not for publication. You don't expose the people who brought you Ian's carcass on a silver platter. You protect the guy and his job. These two idiots trying to curry favor with Beth Mason don't know when to shut the fuck up. You don't risk friends in the PD who made it all possible. All those two assholes want to do is smack the mayor around. No one was supposed to find out the details. Now somebody in the police department is going to get in trouble.
The Sharpton thing in 411 is dumb. Who wants him here? Forget about a one or two day hit on the mayor, maybe he looks around town and doesn't like what he sees, who lives in Church Towers. Hell, the fucking mayor or Melli may give Al a copy of the tenant list and ask him to apply.
They want the whole damn thing to go away now, want everyone to forget about it and Laney to keep his job and no-one in the PD to get hurt. Those two clowns (Barracato and Bajardi) don't know their ass from their elbow and that's who Mason is letting run the show. What a joke.
Beth is lazy, embarrassed them because of the police contract, she doesn't read anything in advance and can't run a meeting. She lets 'people' do everything for her. Doesn't want to work. Gets mad at Russo for making her look incompetent at the meetings but she can't get out of her own way. Even that idiot Roman Brice made her look like a jackass. The Russos think she's a mess. All checkbook and nothing to back it up.
Tim Ochhipinti is dumb as dirt. The guy actually believes he won the last election. But he's worried now with 5 other fires to put out. He's sucking up to Beth big time for money to fill up his hose.
Say what you will about the Russos, but in the world they live and operate in there are rules, ethics and loyalties. They may not be YOURS or mine, but they exist and are real- to them. And bound by those ethics the notion of 'outing' the people who helped you --throwing them under the bus by dumping the police report on the internet-- is as alien as it is revolting. Somebody's head has to roll for leaking the report to 41l, and the players in the PD who 'made it happen' are ejected into the sunlight. That wasn't supposed to happen.
The Russos don't play that way.
Deep Uvula noted their "unhappiness". I'd venture to guess they're mortally unhappy.
Now they see that the Mason crew have no boundaries, no guiding principles, no loyalties (except to the Queen of the Checkbook) and no limits to what they'll do for a knock at Dawn Zimmer. They are, in plain and simple terms, nuts.
To the Russos: lie down with nuts and wake up with fleas.
Here's the H411 piece that outed members of the Russo's PD enablers and jeopardized the careers of Russo sources there- and look whose advertisements are splashed everywhere:
The Russos are cut from a different cloth than the Masons. They've got to be mortified at the Mason train wreck.
At shooting the Russo's friends in the face.
GA thinks this marriage-of-convenience is in deep doo-doo.