Sometimes you have more color from a story than you can fit. Yesterday, for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I covered a press conference held by a coalition of citizen groups calling for legislative reform on the third anniversary of the pay-raise controversy.
Interesting read, but I simply couldn’t get the following in the story:
Matt Brouillette of The Commonwealth Foundation, called state Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, a “minion” of House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese, D-Fayette.
Under DeWeese’s control, the chairwoman of the House State Government committee stalls reform legislation, Brouillette said.
“She is Cerberus, guarding the River Styx,” he said, referring to the fierce three-headed dog that is said to patrol the banks of the boundary between the Earth and the underworld in the Greek mythology.
What power I have, to keep this from readers.
Photo courtesy of Margaret Schaut.