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June 2011

Triad Q and A: State Senator John Pippy


In honor of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania, the Triad Strategies Network is proud to share this exclusive video with State Senator and PA National Guard Major John Pippy (R-Allegheny)!  Tony May was the host for this wide-ranging discussion on everything from the Guard to transportation funding, and from liquor privatization to social media.

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Friday Happy Hour: Under Three Pages


Pennsylvania’s own Rick Santorum shocked three people in Idaho this week when he announced that he is officially running for President.  Santorum could be a serious contender for the GOP nod with his well-honed conservative message, although he probably shouldn’t have gone on TV to claim global warming is a hoax on a day when temperatures topped 100 degrees in parts of the northeastern U.S., and the entire Susquehanna River evaporated into a plume of steam right before our eyes.

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The Anonymous Gambler: Belmont Edition


An occasional sports and spirits blog by a central PA sportswriting legend who -- based upon his Derby and Preakness picks -- should stick to that job full time and not become a professional gambler.

Hello, my pretties. Mr. Fabulous is back after a one-week hiatus to take a good, hard look at Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

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Wayback Machine Part 2: The Long Way Back


A Guest Post by Rick Kelly, Triad's Director of Crisis Communications

A few days ago, in the wake of Congressman Anthony Weiner’s naked photo escapades, we commented on the continuing rash of celebrity foibles with a whimsical and, yeah, snarky piece that said, in essence, “If you don’t act like a bonehead in the first place, you won’t have to worry about the consequences.”  Duh. 

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No Do-Overs for Wayward Politicos


“Sherman, set the Wayback for the time before I was an idiot”
A Guest Post by Rick Kelly, Triad Director of Crisis Communications
It must have been the parachuting adventure.   At the age of 23 or 24, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, for no apparent reason.  The hard landing pretty much killed my appetite for risky behavior.

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Friday Happy Hour: Lead Zeppelin Edition


The U.S House of Representatives this week took a vote on raising the nation’s debt ceiling, and it crashed like a lead zeppelin.  Democrats accused the GOP of posturing on the issue.  This vote came on the heels of a Senate vote on the House GOP budget, a vote that also met the same fate as the aforementioned plumbous dirigible.  The GOP immediate accused the Democrats of posturing on the issue.  So, now that all members of Congress have presumably much better posture than two weeks ago, any chance some work can actually get done?

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