Tuesday, August 18, 2009
In response to a rare question from a journalist about his failure to target a single Republican in his epic Bonusgate investigation, Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Corbett abandoned his usual "investigation is continuing" dodge:
Corbett, who has come under criticism for failing to prosecute Republicans while going after House Democrats in the so-called "Bonusgate Scandal," said he never promised to pursue members of his own party. "What I have vowed to do is complete the investigation," he said. "I'm not worrying about the issue of partisanship."
Maybe failure to prosecute Republicans is what Corbett meant when he said our consciences would be shocked. Maybe the estimated $10 million his investigation has cost the taxpayers is what he meant by the stunning amount of money involved.
Most of us at Team CasablancaPA believe Corbett never intended to charge a single Republican. We disagree whether public pressure will force his hand. What none of us can figure out, though, is how he got away with pretending charges were imminent a full year ago.