Thursday, May 19, 2011

Trib: Sibling rivalry possible on Mt. Lebanon board

Small-town government is notorious for its bickering. In Mt. Lebanon, a sibling rivalry could ratchet the drama to new highs -- or lows.

School board candidate James Cannon won his race in the primary Tuesday on a platform of change. His big sister, Josephine Posti, is the board president.

There's more:

-- He's a Republican. She's a Democrat.

-- He opposes the controversial renovation of the high school. She supports it.

Neither Posti nor Cannon would discuss their relationship, or even the last time they talked or saw each other.

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Blogger E. T. Gillen said...

The School Board Presidency sure becomes Josephine Posti. Her photo is proof.
Elaine Gillen

May 19, 2011 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's use this opportunity to discuss which one has the best hairstyle.
David Huston

May 19, 2011 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's, instead, applaud Mr Cannon and Ms Posti for sticking to the issues and not getting sucked in to this non-story. Must have been a slow day at the Trib.

Rob Gardner

May 19, 2011 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she had a very painful shoulder problem....looks like a surgeon decided it required a major face lift ? Maybe if she doesn't use her mouth as much her rehab will be of less discomfort.

Bill Lewis

May 19, 2011 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tom Moertel said...

To those of you reading these comments after the Trib gets around to fixing its mistake, I’ll help you make sense of the earlier comments: When the Trib first ran the story, the photograph it captioned “Josephine Posti” was not a photograph of Jo Posti but someone else entirely.

May 19, 2011 10:00 AM  
Anonymous David Brown said...

I find it telling that they mention his profession and employer but not hers, even though they are both in public relations for large corporations.

May 22, 2011 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Jo Posti's employer, Pennsylvania American Water Co. (PAWC), is about to hit us with a big price increase and Jo will likely be the one to *paint the lipstick on that pig* to make it appear like it is exactly like what we need for a 21st. century public water system and is in keeping with the programatic needs of the system monopoly...just like the High School !

Bill Lewis

May 22, 2011 1:26 PM  
Blogger Tom Moertel said...

David (Brown),

I'm curious: When you said the difference was “telling,” what did you mean? What did you infer from the difference?


May 22, 2011 3:30 PM  

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