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Archive for Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mayor shows she’s not easily rattled

January 11, 2009

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— It was easy to find the symbolism in Mayor Sheila Dixon’s first public event since being indicted on theft and perjury charges.

With the song “Eye of the Tiger” blasting through speakers, the embattled mayor donned red boxing gloves Saturday and climbed into a ring to perform cardio-kickboxing with a dozen others to promote physical fitness.

But the event didn’t go as planned. The boxing ring couldn’t handle the workout and soon collapsed beneath them. No one was hurt; Dixon, unfazed, climbed out and continued her workout on the gym floor.

It was vintage Dixon, showing once again that she’s not easily rattled. Her demeanor remains unchanged, despite allegations that she took gift cards intended for needy families and lied about gifts from her developer ex-boyfriend.

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