Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rendell's Six Point Reform Plan

I told you yesterday about Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to select, instead of elect, our judges. Today's Morning Call commends Rendell, not for any of his specific reforms, but because he has the political clout to get something done. A transcript of Rendell's proposals is here.


Anonymous said...

Am in favor of deporting our judges Eddie Paw would say: "anywhere but here."

Anonymous said...

The unmitigated gall of this governor knows no bounds. This is the guy who spent the surplus in the budget to get himself re-elected to the same office. He fires no one for the snow disaster, had the nerve to ask for a monstrous tax increase and then wants to load our courts with his retched attorney cronies. To paraphrase a famous comedian, "Vhat a commonwealth". When are we going to pull out the flintlocks and get rid of this bodacious piece of excrement?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 4:00 PM, Hey, dude, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. I'm not happy w/ Rendell right now, but I voted for him. The Harrisburglars aren't happy w/ him, either.

Chris Casey said...

Ed Rendell: King Of The Harrisburglars! Sounds like the title of a future post!

Anonymous said...

Rendell should be a lesson to us all.
I am a die hard Republican, but there comes a time when you look at voting records, ideas, etc. and not just tow the party line. Bernie, as much as I disagree with most of your politics, I do agree with your sense of right and wrong concerning public office.
That said, the republicans should have given us an experienced candidate for governor. Makes me wonder if there weren't some back room deals going on between the
Love your blog.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 9:39,

Thanks for the nice words and your comment. The GOP bosses in the land of midnight payraises forced Swann down your throat, and bullied Scranton into dropping out. As a result, Swann was not vetted. People did not learn how unprepared he was until it was too late. Nice guy, but not ready for prime time.

I'm very happy that a die hard R would read this blog. We need to listen to each other. We've become too divided, more so than at any time since the civil war. I appreciate your contributions. We're all Americans.

Concepts like open and accountable government transcend party lines, especially on a local level. I don't think it matters so much whether one is a D or an R when it comes to the Sunshine Act, Right to Know Law or caving in to major campaign contributors.

Take care.