Partisan Republican Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett has said over and over and over that he wants there to be no politics involved in his bonusgate investigation.
His tax-payer funded campaign manager, Brian Nutt, recently told Laura Vescey with the Patriot News as much, "As Tom said, [the bonusgate investigation] is very complex and his goal was to take the politics out of it." (Patriot News 9/15/09)
So, what does the Corbett campaign for governor do next?
They write an endorsement statement from former Republican Governor Dick Thornburgh that drags the bonusgate investigation directly into the campaign:
"Tom has earned my deepest respect for the manner in which has handled investigations into corruption in Pennsylvania...Tom Corbett has clearly demonstrated that he is conducting his investigations thoroughly and fairly."
It is kind of sad to think that Thornburgh has gotten so old and senile as to sign onto this statement that Corbett's staff (probably tax-payer funded flak Kevin Harley) gave him.
We say that Thornburgh must be losing his faculties because we're not sure how arresting 12 Democrats without making a single Republican arrest for over a year later can be any kind of a "demonstration" of a "thorough" and "fair" investigation.
Of course, Thornburgh is susceptible to being punked, so we shouldn't be surprised that he signed off on the laughable statement.