Pittsburgh Councilman Dowd running low on political capital - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Now Heath, who runs the blog 'Cognitive Dissonance,' worries Dowd's ability to get legislation passed could be hurt.It is interesting to see a blogger get press. That's nice.
'I don't think he's picked up any alliances at all. I think he's cut himself a little hole,' Heath said. 'Grudges seem to be a fact of life around here. That could hamper his ability to get things done.'
However, onto the issue: The real straw man on Grant Street is the fact that there is any division at all. They all are of the same party. They all have been running in lockstep to greater debt and more meaningless status.
Dowd does not need to make any alliances with those who waste plenty.
Dowd took the place of a 'yes man'. Boadack could not fix the ills of the city. We need those who can rock the boat because the boat is on the rocks, again.