Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Porn: Leslie McCombs and Ed Rendell - Friends With Benefits!


See, somebody in Pittsburgh likes Ed Rendell! Former Pittsburgh TV news reporter Leslie McCombs lobbied the state government to pass a $75 million film-industry tax credit that would benefit her client, Lionsgate.

But Leslie didn't register as a lobbyist. And state senator Jeff Piccola said that's a big no-no. Rather than refer the matter to the state lobbying commission, Piccola said he was going to hire a private investigator to look into the matter. And by matter he meant steamy affair between McCombs and Rendell.

McCombs did little to dispell the romance by attacking Piccola in yesterday's Philadelphia Daily News.

"Clearly, it is being suggested that I have an inappropriate relationship with the Governor. That suggestion is disgusting and insulting, and I am appalled that an elected public official can get away with such slanderous behavior," McCombs wrote in the e-mail. "It is deeply hurtful to me and my family."

Fair enough, pretty eyes. You can deny the allegation, but Harrisburg scuttlebutt says your a frequent dinner guest of the Guv. And here's a photo of the lovely couple sitting next to each other at a recent Pirates game (Rendell says there were five other people at the game, including McComb's son).

Piccola claims his private-dick isn't digging up dirt, just doing an honest day's work. John Baer, the astute political observer at the People's Paper says 'hogwash.' But Baer, like the Dee-N editors, can barely contain his glee at this emerging between-the-sheets peccadillo.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You heard it here first folks! It might be scandalous... it might be unwanted, but...that's the [tap.. tap.. tap] DARN [tap.. tap.. tap] NEWS!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a very nice tan that the both of them have! Do you suppose that they got those tans in Harrisburg? Independent of one another?
Jeeze, I hope for McCombs' sake, that "Fast Eddy" isn't fast in the sack...

Anonymous said...

That's a rather sexy dress for an occasion such as a baseball game that you, your kids, and "Uncle Eddie" attended, isn't it?
Let's see here: A hot, tanned, blonde MILF who happens to be a lobbyist for liberal causes...., an absent MILF's hubby, and a ball game (after the Pirate game, of course)....
How can Eddie lose?

boredinpittsburgh said...

Wasn't she one of the original anchors on the local Fox newscasts when Kurt Angle did sports?

I think her name was Leslie Pollata. She mispronounced Tarentum horribly once on the air.

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare said it best - doth protest too much.