The Triadvocate is a publication of Triad Strategies, LLC, a bipartisan lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, issue management consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Every now and again, the political world pauses for a moment and joins the rest of the planet in honoring a legend. And so it was Wednesday night when half the planet tuned in to watch the last broadcast of David Letterman. For those who missed the final few minutes, check out the ultimate video montage of Late Night with David Letterman, backed by some little-known band we have recently come to know, the Foo Fighters.
One of the most important tenets of crisis management, and strategic communications in general, is that there’s a considerable difference between a court of law and the court of public opinion. What might work in one often will not work in the other.
We begin this week by sending our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the passengers on Amtrak #188, and to the families who lost loved ones in that truly heartbreaking derailment accident in Port Richmond. And we would be remiss if we did not point out and laud the incredible work of Philadelphia’s first responders, as well as the efforts of Mayor Michael Nutter and Governor Tom Wolf.
Good day to all of our Friday devotees! Welcome back to Pennsylvania, where apparently we don’t have spring anymore. Winter now turns directly into summer. And judging by the action in the Capitol this week, it will be a long one…