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Do mayors have much power over their own city in the US? I know its the point of the joke in the article, but it seems such a pathetically modest goal for a presumebly influential rich man. --FFN 17:18, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

By and large, no, mayors are hardly anything in the grand scheme. Different cities have different levels of mayoral power, and the prominence of the city itself factors in as well. The mayors of New York and Chicago, for instance, are often in the national spotlight and are the heads of their own executive branches (instead of simply being part of their city councils). Also, being corrupt and in bed with the mob and big business has made some mayors more powerful than their job descriptions would suggest. But the mayorship of "Central City" really can't be much to write home about. - Jackpot 18:56, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
There was an episode of GI Joe, 'Cobra's Candidate' where Cobra attempted to get their own puppet into city hall, presumably so Cobra Commander can get that building permit for his giant cobra-shaped fortress. As I recall the plot had Cobra making the other party, in this case, the other candidate, look bad, as well through a smear campaign. --FFN 19:05, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
Wait, isn't that all, ya-know legal? Why the hell did GI Joe have to ruin their schemes that day?
Because you can't let the cartoon terrorists win, even when their plans are incredibly modest and don't really seem to be hurting anybody that much. Its been awhile, but the Crimson Guard doubled as fake biker gangs. --FFN 00:48, 29 April 2007 (UTC)