Saturday, March 28, 2009

State of The Sleaze Address

The Post-Gazette published an editorial today titled "State of sleaze: Pennsylvania is ground zero for political scandal."

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There's no more denying it: Pennsylvania is polluted by corruption.

Mitchell Rubin and Mike Veon are the latest in a rogues' gallery of tarnished state officials. Then there is Vince Fumo, the "Prince of Philadelphia," staring at up to 10 years in prison. And there are the 12 House officials and employees (including Mr. Veon) indicted last July in the bonus pay scandal, with possibly more to come.

There will be more to come if the state's back-scratching, nest-feathering political culture continues and lawmakers see reform only as a fleeting exercise in damage control. In that case, the turnpike should give its signs a little truth in advertising. Welcome to Pennsylvania: Corruption Ahead.

Maybe the Luzerne County Vacation Bureau can work on the same signs. Actually the untouched county is Lacakwanna but I suspect they won't stay off the radar for too long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After Lackawana County falls, perhaps the FBI and U.S. Attorney General can get around to investigating the corruption in Clinton County, as Attorney General Corbett's Office seems only to be concerned with photo-ops of its drug busts. In fact, a good place to start might be with interviewing one of the "drug mules" for one of the local judges!