Cat and George Specter: Connecting the Post-Gazette with City Hall?

According to the comments section of the The Burgh Report, Post-Gazette advice columnist is the daughter of Acting City Solicitor George Specter.  The commenter wonders if there is a connection between that relationship and the PG's coverage of the Solicitor.

I wonder the opposite.  Did it have something to do with Cat Specter landing a column with no experience and no real qualifications?   Is that how she met her champion, Tony Norman? 

Can we blame George Specter for the unleashing of Cattitude all over Pittsburgh? 

So, are they related?  And what does that mean for patronage purposes?  Are there any patronage purposes?  Most importantly, can he spay and/or neuter the Cattitude?