Harrisburg Mayor Stages Hunger Strike

Mayor Linda Thompson will be starving and praying for the next three days

Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson has apparently found her inner Gandhi. Thompson, along with a dozen or so Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders, has begun a three-day period of fasting and prayer. H-burg has had severe financial troubles and has been unable to figure out a way to solve the situation. They’ve tried the usual tactics of spending cuts, layoffs and even filing for bankruptcy. Now, the idea is that this gesture will promote a “cooperative spirit among government leaders, the business community and citizens” and aid them in curing the capital’s fiscal ailments. The Scoop’s heard of an appeal to heaven, but doesn’t expect money trees to be sprouting up along the turnpike. [Gawker]