Steve Berke, a candidate for Miami Beach mayor, had a serious message at the city commission meeting last night: He wants current Mayor Matti Herrera Bower to resign.
Then Berke brought out some serious music to emphasize his point: a sexy sax man named Sergio with a live rendition of George Michael's "Careless Whisper." Never before has a commission meeting been quite so sensual.
Berke, a comedian and would-be reality TV star, approached the podium just before 7:30 last night during the public comment portion of the commission meeting.
His speech is fairly straightforward. He echoes charges made by another mayoral candidate, Dave Crystal, that Bower bent the rules to get two years of city pension for time she spent as a dental assistant before getting elected.
"I'm calling for your resignation, and if you'll consider resigning, I have the perfect resignation theme music for you," Berke says. "I present to you, sexy sax man superstar Sergio Flores."
Skip ahead to the two-minute mark to enjoy some saxophone magic in city hall: