Philly’s Next Reality Star U.S. Rep. Bob Brady at Famous Fourth Street Deli on Election Day 2012
I’ve been reading for years about the famed political luncheons at the Famous Fourth Street Deli in South Philly on on Primary and Election Day. I couldn’t wait to go this year, and wow did it deliver. The political power in the room was palpable.
When I arrived many politicians in office and out of office took part in the traditional lunch.
Hungry to talk shop about the turn out so far, and for the gigantic sandwiches that the Fourth Street Deli offers.
In the front row tables, these were the seats most visible as people came through the doors, were former DA Lynn Abraham and Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia political commentator Eleanor Dezzi
Councilwomen Jannie Blackwell came in with her posse and her trademark sunglasses on
Philadelphia Gay Newspaper publisher/owner Mark Segal greets State Rep Michael H. O’Brien (shaking Mark’s hand) across from City Commissioner Stephanie Singer. The buzz was that Congressman Bob Brady would be coming in with a camera crew, either to do a documentary one person told me, or a reality show as a sitting politician told me. Look for Register of Wills Ron Donatucci to come in as they were driving together.
Former Daily News editor Larry Platt (l) Rep. Bob Brady and film crew. At the table is political operative Micah Mahjoubian, the new PGN Editor Jenn Catelli and Mark Segal in the hat.
I was wondering why Jonathan Saidel was in such a jovial mood today, as he can be a bit somber and private, he was mike’d for the reality/documentary for Bob Brady.
State Sen. Larry Farnese and crew. At one point Jonathan Saidel came over and said to Farnese “You got my vote Larry!!”