It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, it’s SuperMayor.
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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, it’s SuperMayor.


He cruised the streets in a Lincoln Continental, monitoring police calls and magically making red lights turn green. He was Charlie McCarty, St. Paul’s “super mayor.” Elected in 1970, defeated in 1972, he spent two years in the spotlight, long enough for two songs to be written in his honor and a drunk to floor him at a White Castle. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt reports.