Politicians have always found creative ways to deal with bubbling rumors that they’re up to no good. There’s the classic “I am not a crook!” finger wag on television, or the passive aggressive sprint through the hotel kitchen to avoid reporters with tough questions.
Last night, North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo may have invented a brand new 21st Century approach to the problem. Tipped off the Channel 10 was sniffing around a brewing criminal probe, Vallejo took to Twitter and Facebook to boldly announce that he was under investigation.
“Here are the facts. There is an investigation. And we are cooperating fully,” Vallejo says in a brief video statement.