Thursday, November 12, 2009
JOHN PERZEL: SOFTWARE SALESMAN?
The Philadelphia Daily News today reports that Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Corbett and his taxpayer-funded campaign manager met privately with Rep. John Perzel, while Perzel allegedly was under investigation, and Perzel's former chief of staff, Brian Preski, organized a fund raiser for Corbett two months later.
Corbett is expected to announce indictments of both Perzel and Preski later today.
Since when was it part of Perzel's "official duties" to brief the Attorney General about "computer software that could be used to track registered sex offenders?"
"Hello, Attorney General's Office. How may I help you?"
"Hi, I'm calling from Representative John Perzel's office. We'd like to meet with Attorney General Tom Corbett to tell him about some exciting new software that can help track registered sex offenders."
"John Perzel? Aren't you currently under investigation by our office?"
"Yepper! How's October 2 at the Hilton?"
"Sounds good. Don't bring your lawyer. See you then."
Wonder if the career prosecutors on whom Corbett relies to keep him honest were aware of the meeting?
The only question we have about Preski's fund raiser for Corbett is whether Preski raised enough to keep from getting indicted.
Guess we'll find out later today!