Thursday, May 03, 2007

Read my previous post too!

I don’t want to distract from my previous post, but a couple of things came up. First, in Early Returns there was mention of various endorsements. Specifically the endorsements of the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters Political Action Committee. Conspicuous in its absence (to me) was any mention of District 7. I looked for the PLYV website, and turns out they had endorsed Dr Patrick Dowd. So I emailed Rich Lord, who did get back to me and thanked me, mentioned he didn’t work on this entry, but didn’t really seem interested in doing anything about it (probably has a lot to do, and I didn't say I had been to the PLYV site). I got a second email from Mr. Lord almost immediately which said this:
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Ed, I just got the below.
Rich Lord
Staff Writer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
rlord@post-gazette.com
Campaign journal at http://www.post-gazette.com/earlyreturns/

I dont know if its possible to correct the Early Returns blog, but we also endorsed Patrick Dowd for city council district 7. Unfortunately it seems you got one of the Press Releases that made it out without his name on it. I caught it, but only after some went out. I thought I had corrected it, but I guess I missed you. He is a major part of ourPAC endorsement slate so I'm hoping you can somehow correct it. I'd hate for him to suffer because I goofed. --
Jennifer England
Director of Communications
Pittsburgh League of Young Voters
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(problems with spacing copying from Word into Blogger)
I left Jennifer’s phone off (that’s been an issue recently). I don’t think I am violating anyone’s privacy by reprinting the email. Now, as of noonish Early Returns had not been amended or edited. I think the PiGgy (I have heard PG staffers refer to it as that) could edit an online blog, perhaps they plan to put in an entry tomorrow.

The second thing I have been thinking about is the City Paper interview with Councilman Bodack. They caught him in the middle of a ten mile run on the treadmill? Granted, his pace could not have been too high or the interview would not have been possible. But several years ago I ran a few marathons (three or four?), so I have to say good for you, Councilman. Ten miles is a very respectable distance, and if you do that regularly, you should be commended not only for taking care of yourself, but for giving your district that much better service by being in good health.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thank you for printing that. I feel like a complete ass. Patrick is not only an endorsed candidate, but personally an old friend of mine from grad school. In the words of the now defunct Young Miss Magazine "Is my face red!!"

Jennifer

EdHeath said...

Hmm, I never read the now defunct Young Miss Magazine ... But I was happy to post/print that. I am surprised that the PG didn't simply update their blog, especially since they updated a second time today.

I'm surprised you found my obscure blog.

Anonymous said...

I read all the blogs on a more or less regular basis. Its brain candy! I saw Patrick yesterday and luckily he had a sense of humor about the entire incident. AND had recieveda phone call about your post, so apparently I'm not the only one who reads it! The League has a blog that we update about twice a week, feel free to stop by and repay the love!

http://pittsburgh.indyvoter.org/blog/

Jennifer