We were busy on Orie stuff yesterday, but for the record here's another story about Tom Corbett ducking the media (as he did at the National Governor's Association meeting this week in DC).
State Senate candidate Larry Medaglia had invited reporters to a fundraiser starring Corbett at the Reading Country Club yesterday, but the governor's staffers kicked the media out -- shocking even fellow Republican Joe Scarnati, who called out the gov's staff.
Medaglia was visibly embarrassed and apologetic when he learned that reporters and photographers were excluded from the event.
Why Corbett chose to make his remarks behind closed doors remains unknown because the governor was whisked out of the building through a back door while members of the media waited on a landing at the top of the main staircase leading to the second-floor ballroom.
. . . Republican elected officials, including Pennsylvania Senate President Joseph B. Scarnati III, were shocked to learn the media was excluded from the campaign event.
“I think the governor’s staff still has a lot to learn from a public relations standpoint,” Scarnati said, clearing up initial confusion about who ordered the media to leave. “I certainly wouldn’t have an objection to the press being in the room.”