A Captian Renault post: Earlier this week Attorney General and Space Cadet Tom Corbett announced that he would not indict anyone else in the Bonusgate investigation before the election. This was no surprise to me. After all, as Captain Renault I set the standard for "shocked" hypocrisy and double standards so I know it when I see it. But Corbett is doing everything he can to set the hypocisy and double standards bar very high. Even the conservatives who run the chain of papers connected to Richard Scaife's Pittsburgh Tribune Review wonder what planet Tom Corbett is on. In a scathing editorial posted this week, The Valley Independent called Corbett's investigation a "...mess of his own making".
And what a mess he has made.
From the editorial:
"It's been mishandled; it's clearly one-sided at this point," said Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, who is running against Corbett for the attorney general's post.
We agree. Whether purposefully or not, Corbett has brought a partisan tinge to his corruption probe. He knew full well that Election Day was coming when he announced his first round of charges in July and that the clock was ticking on the next indictments.
This editorial was one of a number from newspapers around the state this week questioning Corbett's motivation and rationale for not indicting Republicans before the election. I could have saved them a lot of time and paper. His motivations are simple: apply a double standard, indict Democrats before the election, give Republicans great ammunition to use in campaigns throughout the state, help Replicans win elections, make the Republican party grateful so he can run for Governor in 2010.
The Valley Independent editorial went on to provide some advice to Corbett:
Corbett should have planned his investigation and his release of information better so that voters -- and the accused -- could be confident that they were dealing with the law, and not a politically motivated stunt.
Well I have a little Captain Renault advice for the editorial writers at the Valley Independent: You are a bit late.
This investigation has been a "politically motivated stunt" from the beginning -- complete with massive amounts of hypocrisy and applied double standards. The Main Stream Media has been slow in recognizing this glaring fact but Corbett's latest action may (and I mean may) help them see the light. What's that you say? Surely no one in such a high profile position like Attorney General would bring politics into the justice system. Not in PA. Not in America.
Oh no? Open up your wikipedia or just google two words: Alberto Gonzales.
Developing...more to come...