Monday, September 29, 2008


So now we know. AG/SC Tom Corbett gets his inspiration from Dr. Seuss. In a recent appearance in front of the Rotary Club in Lancaster let's us know he is a fan of Dr. Suess.

From the Intelligencer Journal:
Corbett talks issues at Rotary Club meeting

BY MICHAEL YODER, Intelligencer Journal Staff

Tom Corbett says he takes comfort in the wisdom of Dr. Seuss.

The Pennsylvania attorney general, speaking at Wednesday afternoon's meeting
of the Rotary Club of Lancaster, said he still reads the Seuss book "Oh, the
Places You'll Go!" for inspiration.

A few lines from that book: "So be sure when you step -- Step with care and
great tact -- and remember that Life's -- a Great Balancing Act," can relate
to Corbett's current situation of trying to balance a tricky investigation
into legislative bonuses while running as a Republican for a second term as
attorney general.

So now we know. Not that there is anything wrong with reading Dr. Seuss -- for inspiration or otherwise. I only hope his reading habits aren't contributing to the fact that he just hasn't found the time to investigate and prosecute Republicans before the November election.

Now that I have glanced at "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Corbett's source of inspiration makes a bit more sense. Here's a passage from the book he didn't mention to the Rotary Club members:

You'll look up and down streets. Look'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."

You see, after 18 months of "investigating all four caucuses", Corbett has only found the time and the will to go down the street of indicting Democrats before the election. But be assured he says, even though he can't talk about it (wink, wink), there's lots more to come. Sure. And I have a Bridge to Nowhere to sell you.

Which reminds me, for a guy who keeps telling the press that "he can't talk about the investigation because of grand jury secrecy rules", he sure talks a lot about the investigation as he runs for re-election.

In one of his most astounding, arrogant and out-of-touch quotes given his partisan performance in Bonusgate over the last 18 months, the Intelligencer Journal reports this comment by Corbett:

"It's one of those times -- I hate to say it, but I almost feel like saying,
'Trust me -- we're going to get there, and when we're finished there are
going to be a lot of people with egg on their face,'" Corbett said.

Green eggs no doubt.

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