third press secretary in a little over a year, as a media frenzy has erupted over her decision to kill on investigation into four state representatives and a district judge who have either been bribed or accepted gifts that never showed up on their statements of financial interest. As she put it herself, “I believe that we have evidence that certain legislators were taking money, and that’s a crime.”
Instead of going after corrupt politicians that she herself believes are criminals, she's attacking investigators with charges of racism (though the lead prosecutor is black) and hurls the sexist card at anyone challenging her decision. The state's highest lawyer has even hired hotshot Richard Sprague to threaten reporters with defamation lawsuits.
It's not working. Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, a fellow Democrat, has ripped into her over her handling of a sting investigation that netted five crooked pols. Tom Wolf, the leading Democratic contender in the Governor's race, has said she was "wrong" to just drop this inquiry.
If Kane is unwilling to prosecute for whatever reason, be it bad or good, the state legislature should. As Will Bunch observes, "The four lawmakers accused of taking money from the so-called lobbyist Tyron Ali need to be investigated by their House colleagues, and, if necessary, expelled. Then lawmakers need to pass the nation's toughest ban on all gifts to elected officials. if they can't do those things, they should ALL be voted out." So for, the good ol' boys in the land of midnight payraises seem unlikely to do anything at all, although the state senate is going through the motions.
In the meantime, Kane's investigation into Corbett's investigation of the Sandusky scandal, has dragged on for 15 months.