Mar 14, 2010

Bonus-scandal trial serves as a wake-up call

The Patriot News has a great article reflecting on just what the Bonusgate trial means to the Pennsylvania political landscape. The article even makes one pond what exactly is political corruption? Only in Pennsylvania!
Despite potentially illegal payment of staff bonuses for campaign work, Team Veon might have a point, if only on this small matter. The 24/7 nature of working in the state Capitol created an environment in which politics and ideology ran roughshod over ethics.

Was the payment of bonuses and the use of office equipment and time paid for by taxpayers wrong, or "technically" illegal, as one of the defense attorneys admitted? Yes. That's why Veon and his co-defendants looked stricken on Friday after Deputy Attorney General Patrick Blessington finished the prosecution's closing arguments. Click Here To Read More
Ummm!! Let me make this real simple for ya folks. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck. That is my view of these corrupt state legislators. Put them in jail for violating the trust given to them by the voters of Pennsylvania. Oh by the way. If Tom Corbett screws this up he is done my friends.

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