In case you missed Twitchy’s earlier coverage, it seems Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh had her own children’s book publishing company on the side, and she struck gold when the University of Maryland Medical System purchased $500,000 worth of her “Healthy Holly” books — while Pugh sat on the UMMS board.
Kaiser Permanente, which was seeking a city contract, also purchased more than $100,000 worth of the mayor’s self-published “Healthy Holly” books, and a local nonprofit that won a big city contract just happened to purchase $87,000 worth of books.
And then reporters also tracked down 8,700 “unsolicited” and unopened boxes of “Health Holly” books at a decrepit Baltimore School District Warehouse. Seems a lot of people were buying the books by the thousands, but no one was even taking them out of the boxes to learn Holly’s secrets to staying healthy, written by the mayor herself.
Then Pugh took a leave of absence, and her attorney said she was in poor health and wasn’t “lucid” enough to decide whether or not to resign.
Maybe it was the raid by the FBI and IRS on her home and City Hall, but Pugh finally became lucid enough to realize she was not fit to be mayor.
She’s outta there:
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 2, 2019
“Was that wrong?” -George Costanza
— /dev/null/ (@pr3tzelogic) May 2, 2019
fav if you're not shocked
— Slinger (@_Slinger) May 2, 2019
GREAT Day for the Citizens of Baltimore..ANOTHER CORRUPT Liberal Democrat GONE!
— Edward S. Gonzalez (@GonzalezUSA11) May 2, 2019
Don't let the door hit you on the way out
— StillJustMe (@SomewhatHopeful) May 2, 2019
ok Baltimore, I know this is new to you, but in the future, you can elect a competent person for the position. Your city has been through a lot, but it can be better.
— Hercules Rockefeller (@OttoWeinert) May 2, 2019
It will not be progressive Democrats that are deeded the responsibility of rebuilding failed American cities that were under failed democratic leadership for decades. You don't designate such a task to those that created the problem in the first place.
— Aye-Blinken (@Ablinkun) May 2, 2019
You didn't bring Baltimore down through your books, it was your awful leadership.
Mind boggling to me that out of everything that's happened to that city since she's been mayor, this is what pushed Baltimore citizens over the edge.
— 🕸Miss Morgue🕸 (@BlueEyedGhoul13) May 2, 2019
Maybe she’ll get a job as one of those ladies that sings while making pretzels at the Inner Harbor. If that’s still a thing. I haven’t been to the Inner Harbor in 20 years. Also Baltimore sucks.
— Joe Todaro (@sweatpantsjoe) May 2, 2019
— . (@GingerSnapps5) May 2, 2019
There will be another corrupt one to follow in her footsteps.
— Marty Ellis (@mandmplus3) May 2, 2019
BREAKING: FBI, IRS raid home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh; 'about 20 agents are in City Hall' https://t.co/I0BHXzeRcw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2019