Friday, October 3, 2008
Corbett and Rs Gets Taxpayer Funded Re-election Boost
A Captain Renault post: It looks like AG/SC Tom Corbett will get his show trial next week. Pack a lunch. This is going to be one hell of a show.
Three of the Democrat defendants had filed a motion to postpone the preliminary hearing/show trial/Corbett campaign event scheduled for next week. The Democrats filing stated that the show trial "could unfairly affect the political process... and likewise create undue influence on voting."
I am sure it is no coincidence that the Democrats used those terms in their filing -- that is the same language Corbett used in September when he announced that he would not indict Republicans before the election. So now we get a taxpayer funded show trial that helps Corbett, benefits Republicans generally, and really helps House Republicans specifically -- just 4 weeks before the election. No "undue influence" in that scenario according to Corbett. I mean, a little taxpayer funded campaign help is no big deal --- right?
Well I am certainly no genius, but I sure can smell hypocrisy and double standards from a mile away. So let me see if I have this right. The State House Democrats have a 1 vote majority margin, all House members are up for re-election, Republicans all over the state are using "Bonusgate" against Democrats in campaigns, no Republicans get charged before the election, PA is a key state in the race for President, Corbett is in a tight race for re-election, so he schedules a preliminary hearing on charges brought against only Democrats which will get huge amounts of publicity all over the state one month before the election.
OK. I get it. You have to admit, it is one hell of an audacious campaign strategy by Corbett and the Republican party. If Corbett can pull this off without real condemnation by all of the "reform" groups, editorial writers, and anyone who cares about a fair judicial and political process, then he should get the National Republican of the Year Award -- or maybe the Alberto Gonzales Award --or both.
Developing...more to come.