Kid's Day is the time when people risk their lives standing in busy intersections to sell the Buffalo News. My favorite Kid's Day memory involves former South District councilmember Mary Martino. A friend of mine was volunteering in 2001 selling newspapers. Martino waddled out of her car, took a quick snapshot holding up a paper, and then waddled back into her car. Class act. It took a few years for people to catch on to her pathetic act but at least most normal people did catch on.
This cavewoman cared so much about the city that she couldn't wait to move to Angola, NY soon after she lost to Griffin. She went to Brian Higgins and company and landed a job with the United Way. Whenever they call and ask for a donation, I tell them sure, as soon as you stop hiring chain-smoking political rejects.