Since Gloria is so dead set on stripping the Mayor of any dignity by insisting on calling him by that horrible nickname (outside of their home), I think we should share the joy and give her a nickname too. Squirt comes to mind. Short for Squitiro. Call her Squirty when we're feeling affectionate. Not only does she rub almost everyone the wrong way (except for the mayor; I guess she knows how to rub him the right way), but she refuses to accept criticism of any kind, and turns it all around to make it sound like it's all a jihad against the administration. Truly, Squirty, it's really all about you!
GPS Comments: From the sounds of the Steve Penn article Gloria talks like she's the decision maker and Funk, is the delivery mechanism. So why are we wasting time conferring with the Funk, the Hunk, the Big Lug, The Hubby etc when Gloria is the power behind the throne, well actually she's perched on his lap or holding his head up in her hands (his gray matter must be very dense since there are so many pictures of her holding his head in her hands - there must be some interesting symbolism here - any comments Psych Majors?)
Can we get the Law Dept. to weigh in on the City's liability issues with a volunteer who is the designated acting mayor? Can she be sued in Civil Court or do the taxpayers have to 'eat the costs of Mammygate?"