The Mayor Pete Kennedy
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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids. His dad "Ham" was elected as Mayor of the city of Canandaigua and served 14 years while his youngest son Pete stole the title "Mayor". Ham earned the title and Pete pilfered it.
Pete helped a bunch of his buds at St. Marys School to found an actual radio station that played music over the PA system during lunch. Many of the nuns were less than impressed by the musical selections this young mob played over WSMR. Later, "Mayor" also served as captain of his beloved Canandaigua Academy football team the Braves.
After successfully graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he spent many hours "studying" humanity while DJing and bartending at the world famous Inn Between, he headed to the bright lights of the big city of Rochester NY where he's been rockin' Rochester radio waves for 25 years, now crankin' great tunes on 100.5 the Drive.
When not heckling callers and having fun with them on air, he's actively out working' the streets at various community and charitable events. Last year alone he was involved in over 120 events and has plans for many more in 2012.
It always amazes me when very intelligent people make very dumb decisions. The latest is a complete shocker as General David Patraeus resigned this past wknd. as the result of an affair he had with a woman who wrote his biography, ironically titled All In. Gen. Patraeus is a true American hero, the four-star General who designed the surge strategy in Iraq and saved us their. After successfully implementing that amazing recovery, he went on to Afghanistan and led our fight there before taking over as Director of the CIA. He obviously is a vastly superior leader and a genius, but somehow let down his guard and was caught in an extramarital affair that is unexplainable. Apparently there is a huge volume of emails and other correspondance that led to the General's downfall. How anyone has time to send 1000s of emails during war and important CIA duties is beyond me but to not realize all this recorded correspondance can come back to haunt you is baffling, especially IF classified data was involved. Another General John Allen who leads the Afghan effort now has been implicated in another emailing relationship. Reports indicate around 30,000 emails are involved. Again, who has the time nowdays for such a high volume of emailing? That seems to be on the level of a 12-year-old texting his buddies nonstop. However and wherever this concludes is to be determined. One thing is clear, these men were brilliant in their military careers but apparently have failed on more personal levels. Their fine service to our country should be noted and appreciated and also the fact is undeniable that no one is perfect, war hero or not.
Speaking of, I had the honor of being the Master of Ceremonies this past Sat. at the Walter Klein American Legion Post Veterans Day dinner in Warsaw. It was great to be in a room with true heroes, so many who have given so much to our country. Their service is appreciated and I tip my cap to all in Warsaw under the leadership of Cmdr. Dan Walczak. God bless our troops!