Since WWII, Buffalo has had to suffer through one corrupt mayor after another - what for? I guess the essential cynicism and poor manners of the typical Buffalo resident is largely to blame. People in Buffalo are so used to corruption, they assume that's all they can expect from the world - sounds like a 'banana republic' mentality to me - but just another reason to decide, if you're thinking of moving even close to Buffalo - DON'T!
Pros: well. they... nope.
Cons: a city built for 700,000 has a population of 200,000 uh-huh...