Can we say this? We miss Michael Nutter. Yes, Jim Kenney has functioning human relationships with City Council where Nutter did not, and yes, Kenney is on the good side of plenty of issues that carry forth Nutter’s year zero for progressive leadership in this town, but even so, we miss Michael Nutter. And we worry about Michael Nutter (honest assessment: his second term gave off deep waves of chronic depression). And mostly, we want Michael Nutter to be okay.
Michael Nutter has heard us, and launched a new website to let you know: Michael Nutter is okay. And if you don’t know what this website — manutter.com, which could only fail to bring a smile if you have no soul — is supposed to do, imagine how Mixmaster Mike feels: He doesn’t know what to do, either. But here’s the good news — he’s doing all kinds of stuff to see what sticks:
"The past President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Nutter is now a professor at Columbia University/SIPA; a political Contributor for CNN; and a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also a Senior Fellow in the What Works Cities Program for Bloomberg Philanthropies; Chairman, Mayor’s International Advisory Council, Airbnb; an Executive Fellow at both Drexel University Lebow College of Business, Institute for Strategic Leadership, and the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs; and a Board Member of the City Trusts of Philadelphia.”
Oh also: He got a job at AirBNB, too. Whether or not the website is prelude to some attempt of re-entry to public service, we could not tell you. But in case you were wondering, Mike’s alright.