Whilst trying to catch up on my local blog reading, I came across this exchange from last week in the comments section over at Agent Ska's place:
Matt H said...Matt H is of course Matt Hogue whose blog is Pittsburgh Hoagie.
I will be on the staff of a local campaign as of this Monday.
Agent Ska said...
Aww, a candidate for president of the tools of the system wants your help.
How about you take a step back from your mental power trip and realize that you're just someone other campaigns use for their own purposes and don't care about you?
Matt H said...
Wow. Your really angry for some reason.
Mental power trip? Where is that from?
I think your just mad because your candidates just never win on a local level. A lot of you other bloggers hate it that I support people who win.
If I am someone that is just used then why did I get hired? How is that getting used?
You so far out of touch with what's reality in local politics.
I take it your supporting Dowd for Mayor?
I'm going to take a wild guess here that Matt was hired by Lil Mayor Luke Ravenstahl -- not just because Matt is Lukey's biggest fan ever and BFF wannabe -- but because most local campaigns don't have much in the way of paid staff and because we know that Lil Mayor Luke has been hiring and advertising for staffers from as far away as DC (in keeping with his practice of hiring non locals) and because Matt brought up the mayoral race in the above exchange.
So Matt, I got to ask:
Are you working for Ravenstahl's campaign?I ask this because yesterday -- the same day that you were supposed to start your new job -- you blogged about three local races: Mayor of Pittsburgh, City Council District 2 and City Council District 6.
If not his campaign, then which campaign hired you?
Even by blogger standards it would have been unethical for you to blog about any of those races if you were a hired staffer of any of the candidates and you did not disclose any paid professional associations in your post.
Enquiring minds want to know.