"Mayor Rawlings, isn't endorsing trustee candidates a clear violation of the ethics--"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, heh heh. Slow down. *I* didn't make those endorsements. *Citizen* Mike Rawlings did. You need to ask him about that."
"...ok. So...can we talk to him?"
"You bet! He was just here. Let me go see if I can grab him." (hustles off)
"Uh, hey. So you're ... citizen Mike Rawlings?"
"I think that's obvious by my regular-guy sweater and the lack of a certain word that rhymes with a very Southern pronunciation of 'bear' in front of the name oddly hovering above my shoulder. So Mayor Mike says you guys wanted to ask about the endorsements I made?"
"Um, yeahhh. Anyway, Mr. Rawlings, don't you think this is an obvious circumvention of the spirit of the ethics code?"
(thoughtfully strokes mustache) "You know, that is a fair question, but I think that is probably a question better answered by Mayor Rawlings. Hold on, I *just* saw him. I'll go grab him." (ducks behind podium)
"Hey, fellas! Was that ol' rascal Citizen Mike Rawlings yanking you boys around?"
"I don't know -- kind of? I'm really not sure what's going on here."
"Ho ho! That sounds like that son of a gun. Anyway, did one of you have a question?"
(long sigh) "Do you like pizza?"
"YOU KNOW IT!"