What is Ed Grattan? (Not who.)
|May 3, 2010||Posted by pghcomet under Uncategorized|
Hello, everyone. It’s Bram from the Pittsburgh Comet. I’m going to be doing some blogging also over here now. How are you.
My concern lately has revolved around the epic Post-Gazette article dated April 11th of this year about “Democratic rainmaker” Edward J. Grattan. It was a fascinating article about someone that I vaguely knew existed, but knew absolutely nothing about.
The “news hook” was that he is disputing a five-figure water bill in court, but the story delves quickly into disputed overdue federal tax bills — as well as his seemingly powerful roles both as political fundraiser and public development financier.
Or something. You need to real the whole thing several times and you need to tell me in the comments what sort of animal we are beholding. I don’t get the sense that it’s anything new, or anything unique, but I get the sense that it’s something ephemeral that is always on the edges of our politics. Please discuss.