As we wait and wait and wait for Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Corbett to announce the shocking Republican indictments of biblical proportions, Team CasablancaPA has determined, through careful deductive reasoning, another two who can be crossed off the long list of potential Republican targets.
(Another two in addition to Mike Long, that is)
Apparently cleared for flight have been Rick Santorum and Bruce Castor.
Santorum clearly intends to run for President in 2012. There is no way he would even consider such a run without very clear assurance from the Office of Attorney General that he is not under investigation for any of the following:
- his questionable America's Foundation PAC, which paid for coffee and ice cream,
- his curious mortgage deal, for which he apparently did not qualify,
- or his suspicious nonprofit, Operation Good Neighbor, which donated far less to program activities than standard charities are expected to do.
Furthermore, Santorum and Corbett share the same political media strategist, John Brabender.
So cross Santorum off the list.
Corbett won't indict Castor for the simple reason that Democrat Joe Hoeffel has called for an investigation of Castor, and Hoeffel is running for Governor, too.
Castor admitted to working on his own state attorney general campaign during county business hours, and using county equipment.
Although Corbett's Bonusgate investigation focuses on identical activity among state legislators, indictment of Castor would only boost the credibility of a likely Democratic opponent for governor.
We think not.
So, although the menu of possible Republican indictments remains vast, it appears there's only so much Corbett's delicate digestion can handle.