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December 2011

Happy Hour 2011 Year in Review: Half Way There


So, you think 2011 was a relatively quiet year?  Lack of action on vouchers, liquor privatization, shale tax and transportation funding got you down?  Well, don’t fret, we’ve painstakingly (code: we had our interns do it) pour through all of our 2011 Friday Happy Hours to give you a look back at the year that we are about to put in the rearview mirror.

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Happy Holidays from the Triadvocate

We’re in the process of carefully hanging our stockings by the chimney with care; alas, there will be no Friday Happy Hour to enjoy over your spiked eggnog this weekend.  We will be back next week with a very special yearly wrap-up, in which we will pluck the best of the best from the last 51 weekly wraps (no small task, rest assured.)

From all your friends at Triad, have a wonderful, safe and joyous holiday.  And to all, a goodnight!


Friday Happy Hour: Mission Accomplished Edition


And eight-and-a-half years later, it is finally Mission Accomplished for the over 1 million brave Americans who served our country in Iraq.  We owe them a debt we can never repay.  Instead of linking you with some article where people argue over the war itself, how about we just provide you with this link?  It will take you to some photos taken by our own Roy Wells, who visited Arlington National Cemetery last week. 

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Friday Happy Hour: NYC Edition


The GOP Primary field has been flipped upside down and shaken like a paint can in one of those nifty machines at Lowes.  The week started with the spectacular flameout of THE Herman Cain, and is concluding with the ascendancy of one Newton Leroy Gingrich.  As an aside, anyone think the Founding Fathers would have ever envisioned a campaign for the Presidency being conducted by two guys named Newt and Barack?

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Friday Happy Hour: Get on Your Horse Edition


President Barack Obama came to Scranton this week, where he was not hosted by U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who instead was in Washington, D.C., thereby robbing priceless photo opportunities from the campaign operatives for the 38 declared GOP candidates for Casey’s seat, who were itching to get some good pictures and video of Obama and Casey together on stage.  Maybe next time, gang, keep those cameras ready!  We have a feeling this won’t be the last time the POTUS graces our fair Commonwealth in the next 12 months.

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Advice to Sandusky's Lawyer: Again, Shut the Hell Up


A guest post by Rick Kelly, Director of Crisis Communications for Triad Strategies

A couple of weeks ago, following Jerry Sandusky’s a poorly executed NBC interview, I wrote that sometimes the best crisis communication advice is “shut the hell up,” even though most of us who provide crisis comm. counsel are predisposed to encourage clients to tell their side of the story.

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