Guests Talk About PMA Investigation At Boy ScoutsOf course PMA's closing [I didn't know that was happening... hmmm..] would have no impact on Concurrent Technologies' business; they do a pretty good business with Jihad Jack all by their lonesome.
Thursday, February 19, 2009 –
updated: 10:41 pm EST February 19, 2009CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. -- Rep. John Murtha was in Johnstown Thursday night for an annual dinner event for the Boy Scouts. WJAC asked some of the big name guests what they think of the investigation of the lobbying group PMA and its ties to the congressman.
The Penn's Woods Boy Scout Group wrapped up their latest fundraiser with the annual Harry E. Mangle memorial dinner at the Pasquerilla Conference Center. CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Ed Sheehan, was honored for his service to the community. The keynote speaker for the night was Chris Matthews, the host of "Hardball" on MSNBC.Matthews showed off some of his merit badges from his time in the Scouts.
The mood was lighthearted, but the topic looming over the evening was Murtha and his ties to the lobbying group PMA. It, along with Kuchera companies in Windber, were raided by the FBI in recent weeks."I've read what you have read," said Matthews. "I have to tell you the guy (Murtha) has been fabulous in the Congress."
WJAC also talked with the honoree, Ed Sheehan, about the latest news that PMA is closing."We've been working with PMA since the beginning and they've provided a great service for us," said Sheehan.
"We'll have to look elsewhere for lobbying companies but it will have no impact on our business."
That aside, you think ol' Jihad Jack was adjusting his tie and his collar, sweating bullets, losing his appetite and feeling just a tad uncomfortable while all that talk was going on?
There was a veritable Who's Who of greasy political pork present at that reverie.
If I was a parent of a scout at the gathering, I'd no doubt have my son take a shower when he got home.