At the end of the long paperwork process that put South Bend Mayor Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg into the Navy, the induction officer, says, “You said you work for the city, right?”
“That’s right,” Pete says, without adding that he’s the boss.
Is your employer supportive?
“Yes, everyone has been great.”
Put in for the employer service support award when you get home, he says to Pete. Elected officials always come to the ceremony.
“They just eat that (shit) up.”