The family of Greg Baer, Bank of America executive, is located in a jurisdiction protected by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), which responded promptly to a disturbance call from his neighborhood last weekend.
According to Corporal Dan Friz, an MCPD spokesperson in Rockville, Maryland, the department received a disturbance call from one of Baer’s neighbors at 4:10 pm last Sunday. Four MCPD units arrived at Baer’s Greenville Rd. address at 4:15 pm. At least two Metropolitan Police Department units from the nearby District of Columbia were already at the scene when they arrived.
Why? Because police cars attached to the Washington MPD’s Civil Disturbance Unit had escorted the SEIU protesters’ buses to Baer’s home. Such cross-jurisdictional escort activity is not uncommon for both departments according to Friz and Metro Police Department spokesperson Officer Eric Frost. Still, the District police did not inform their colleagues of what was about to happen in one of their Maryland neighborhoods.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state's Democratic primary.
The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out "yes" to veteran news anchor Kane's direct question.
"Was it secretary of the Navy?" Kane asked.
"No comment," Sestak said.
"Was it [the job] high-ranking?" Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would "never leave" the Senate race for a deal.
More Joe Sestak stories: here
New Yorkers are desperate to give their next governor a mandate to fundamentally change the state’s direction, and most believe, with good reason, that Andrew Cuomo will seek that critical mission.
He must do so free and clear of the special-interest groups that hold Albany captive to the detriment of 19 million people whose concerns have been trampled for too long by insiders.
Among those forces is the Working Families Party, a political organization that has become largely a front for labor unions that make claims on public funds.
Cuomo must renounce the party’s support. Cuomo must refuse the party’s endorsement – and its November ballot line. Cuomo must lead Democratic members of the Legislature in spurning the WFP’s electoral resources.
The very success of his presumed governorship could depend on shunning the party line. Because, even now, the WFP is working feverishly to neuter the coming executive by locking legislators into positions that would vastly strengthen labor’s stranglehold.
It’s a rough day over at The Oregonian.(from blogs.wweek.com)
On the same day reporter Lisa Grace Lednicer is fired for publishing a story in Glamour, Editorial Page Editor Bob Caldwell gets popped for a DUII.
As first reported in the Portland Mercury, Caldwell was booked into jail at 2:05 a.m. this morning. He has since been released.
Caldwell has not yet returned phone and email messages seeking comment.