Harrisburg Under Control Of State Appointed Receiver

David Unkovic, most recently chief counsel of the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development, was named by Gov. Tom Corbett to lead Harrisburg quickly out of financial distress. He will be assisted by the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge.

At a press conference, Unkovic deflected concerns about his past, including 23 years at the firm of Saul Ewing, which represents Assured Guaranty, the largest insurer of Harrisburg incinerator bonds.  He’s also worked for other firms that have ties to the incinerator debacle, including Public Finance Management and RBC Capital Markets…

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Taco Bell “Beefgate” – Where Is Clara Peller When We Need Her?

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Anybody of a certain age must remember Clara Peller in those hysterical “Where’s The Beef” commercials for Wendy’s.  Now it seems Ms. Peller’s services could once again be used.

Taco Bell‘s “beef” was found to contain less than 35% beef!  It does not meet the USDA‘s requirements to be called beef.  An Alabama law firm is suing, not for monetary gain, but to have the word beef removed from Taco Bell’s advertising.  The “mystery meat” is full of binders and fillers.  Taco Bell vigorously defends their advertising.

So I leave you with one of Clara Peller’s iconic Wendy’s commercials:

Ed “Spendell” Returns To Former Philadelphia Law Firm As Partner

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Looks like some things never change.  Fast Eddie made a beeline back to Philly to rejoin his former law firm as a partner.  Rendell has rejoined Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia office.  The firm has 13 offices across the U.S., mostly in major metropolitan areas.

The firm is excited to have Eddo back, even citing his personality as a plus.  Wonder if Leslie Stahl would agree with that assessment?  Also cited in the plus column were Ed’s national prominence and personal magnetism.  Hmmmmmm.

Anyway, if you were worried that Ed might fall on hard times, you can rest easier knowing he found gainful employment less than a week after leaving Harrisburg.

I am sure the Philadelphia media is happy that Rendell is back.  It will give them so much more to write about with all that “personal magnetism” bouncing around Center City.