|On the biggest weekend of the year, Miami Beach Mayor |
Philip Levine pretended he was driving a Coast Guard boat, but
he instead ended up looking a lot like Michael Dukakis.
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One frustrated Miami Beach resident spent the good part of an hour on Saturday simply trying to get home.
He left this message on Miami Beach Mayor Levine's Facebook page.
If Levine saw the message, he didn't respond.
And the reason he didn't respond is because he spent much of the weekend taking a ride on a U.S. Customs helicopter and playing sailor on a Coast Guard boat.
All of this on one of the busiest and most important weekends of the year for the City of Miami Beach....and the most frustrating for many Miami Beach residents.
Today, Levine took a ride on a Coast Guard boat with Scott Robins, a millionaire developer who owns half of Miami Beach, apparently. Oh, and I almost forgot...Robins is also Levine's business partner.
A 2013 Miami Herald story called Robins "a prolific Miami Beach developer."
|Miami Beach's millionaire Mayor Philip Levine took his millionaire friend, |
developer Scott Robins, left, for a ride on a Coast Guard boat on Sunday.
And last Friday night, the first big night of the Memorial Day weekend,
|Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Commissioner Michael Grieco pose|
in front of a Customs Blackhawk before the chopper took off and buzzed
the homes of Levine's constituents.
After Grieco posted the photo on his Facebook page, Miami Beach-based filmmaker Billy Corben asked him...
Grieco never answered Corben.
And at least one Miami Beach resident let Levine know on Facebook what she thought of the chopper ride.
Elaine Wright Loved having MBPD helicopters buzzing over my house on the Venetian Causeway at MIDNIGHT, shining search lights on our backyards!!!! Makes us feel SO protected!!! Really great!!!! Oh, and LOVE the street closures and how most of my fellow Beach residents NEED to flee from the madness that is this weekend! Can't wait for next Memorial Day!
Other Beach residents shared their frustrations, also. But the Mayor never answered any of them. He was too busy having fun.
Alana R. Rothlein Mayor, do you know that Miami Beach residents trying to get home from the [Heat] game are forced to sit in 30 min traffic jam on the Tuttle because of police checkpoint?
Reggie Ann Make this weekend go to another state. Do we need to use our entire police force for this weekend. I feel sorry for the businesses there that have to suffer. And Mr Mayor would you normally be out at this time to check our streets??
By the way, the video below shows what happened to another politician who pretended he was in the military.