Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PA STATE HOUSE = GOP by +12ish

That's the really alarming news, particularly if you're holding onto exotic wishes like "statewide pensions reform" or "public transit".

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  1. Or an extraction tax. Or enforceable environmental regs of any kind. Or libraries. Anything else?

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  2. Rural roads and bridges, actually, which may prove somewhat surprising to many of those who favored this outcome.

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  3. And finally there is the issue of redistricting after the Census results are in. They get to institutionalize their power for another decade.

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  4. Massachusetts relocation is looking better and better.

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  5. Felix:

    Not a decade... A generation.... at LEAST!

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  6. The governor calls me GuvNovember 3, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    It's funny to hear people talking as though the dems have done so much good for Pennsylvania in recent years. How bad could a shift in power be to a crumbling, corrupted commonwealth like ours? Or did I miss something grand along the way?

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  7. Two possible answers to that are: 1) the Republican senate has prevented any Democratic initiatives from actually manifesting, resulting more in gridlock than anything else, and 2) just because Rendell was no prize peach shouldn't mean you ought to throw the baby (or the early childhood education) out with the bathwater.

    But state government is actually a bit outside my knitting, anyone?

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  8. It would be one thing if rooting out corruption was an independent goal alongside a good governance plan. But when you are counting on rooting out corruption somehow magically solving every long-standing problem without requiring any painful, politically-unpopular choices to be made . . . well, good luck with that.

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