Monday, February 06, 2006

Mr. Andrews goes to Harrisburg?

WYOU news director Frank Andrews is considering politics as a new career. He's one of a few who are looking to run for state representative in the 113th district in Lackawanna County. Should he run, he would resign from WYOU.

One would think this is an odd move. But in a country where actors have become presidents and professional wrestlers have become governors, you can't rule anything out in politics.

The 113th also includes Moosic, where a certain ABC affiliate is based. Political vengeance, or am I just grabbing at straws again? (Go for door number two...)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank's past--and his present-- would never hold up to the scrutiny...

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank would do a nice job, he always seemed to care about people and can't be any worse than the rest of the lot.

So does this mean Kevin Blaum will become the anchor of News 22!!!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Frank's past--and his present-- would never hold up to the scrutiny..."

Compared to what some of our elected politicians have done (or are doing), I think Frank is a saint.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap...I was going to run for that seat, after all politics and radio/TV are essentially the same business...along with car sales, it's all about the shovel and what you do with it.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think Frank is a saint.."

You who think so are all sheep, and you will be led to slaughter as such.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little insider info from a political junkie - both R and D sides of the aisle have been talking to certain television people of long-standing about making a run for several different offices, including a congressional seat. The reason? They already have huge name and face recognition, which means a ton of money doesn't have to spent making Joe Six-Pack aware of who they are. Think it sounds nuts? Look at Bill Scranton's bailing out just yesterday. Swann's face and name would've crushed him, and he knew it. Sad, perhaps, but true. If anyone cares, I'd also say that Eddie Rendell has huge problems. Go STEELERS!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times-Tribune article linked in the post also says Marisa Burke was approached to run for office.

It's sad that both political parties are trying to tap people whose experience falls FAR outside the political realm. But I'd rather have a Frank Andrews or a Marisa Burke in office than some entrenched career politician like Paul Kanjorski.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank has a lot of baggage. He must have big brass ones if he's getting in the race. Some of Frank's extra curricular activities and work habits are bound to come out in the campaign. I don't think he's worthy of public office, and I know others who feel the same way. I'm sure a lot of ammunition will be fed to Frank's primary opponents.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all doomed. It's just a matter of time.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous the newsroom oracle said...

News anchors in politics? Well, it's too bad none of the cities up here have civilian police commissioners. Otherwise, I think Andy Mehalshick would be a shoe-in. He probably knows more about what's going on out there than the cops do.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see we had a President who like cigars and what type of past could Frank have the would stop him.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why he won't do it.

I keep toying with the idea of running for something myself but wonder how many people I went to school with will come out of the woodwork and talk about how many times we caught a buzz.

Maybe I'll just let one of them run and keep my mouth shut until they win, then ask for a job.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Frank and Marisa could be state reps, then how about the following:

Andy M as the head of the state police....

Rusty Fender, KRZ traffic running PENNDOT

Joe Sned....PA Arts, he loves to draw..

Elliot W....Consumer Adovacte, he's already On Our Side...

Andy Palumbo...Chief Justice...he looks like a tough guy on crime...

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the world was PAUL fired instead of Frank? Frank would never get my vote. He's not a leader in our newsroom and certainly wouldn't be a leader for the public. Being a leader is a priveledge. Go ahead- take down my comments Beale---but first use your reporting skills to prove my words untrue.

4:41 PM  

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