If you're new here or just catching up, Ackerman has taken a lot of heat in the city. Read past Inquirer stories about her, and an extensive Philadelphia Magazine profile of "Queen Arlene" from January 2010. The Notebook has a timeline of stories dating back to Ackerman's arrival in summer 2008.
Though it's important to note that Twitter is hardly an accurate cross-section of the city, the response online was mostly in celebration. Several of them even made the same joke:
One user found another curious correlation:
- And there's the obligatory sports comparison:
More substantively, several of her supporters jumped to her defense.
- Others who were rooting for her departure warned it won't be enough to create needed change.