The LuLac Edition #509, June 30th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: WILK'S KEVIN LYNN AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE GENERAL WESLEY CLARK.
KEV WAS FIRST!
Yesterday as I was watching retired General Wes Clark respond to a question about Senator John McCain's ability to respond to an emergency in an attack or lead a country in war, on "Face The Nation", I thought I was hearing Kevin Lynn. Clark responded that being in a prison camp does not necessarily give you the tools to be a war time leader. Clark pointed out that McCain spent much of the generation shaping Vietnam War in a prison camp and inferred that he was just a victim of circumstances. WILK's Kevin Lynn has been saying the same thing since January. Clark's comments have unleashed debate from both the Obama and McCain campaigns.
Governor Rendell has named Attorney Joe Musto to the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. The seat became vacant when Judge Michael Conahan retired. This is ironic since it was Conahan, a Hazleton Magistrate who beat Musto in both primaries in the nineties when Musto was a sitting Judge. Conahan's campaign characterized Musto's appointment back then as nepotism since Musto's brother was a former Congressman and State Senator. What goes around comes around I guess. It will be interesting to see the campaign Joe Musto mounts for retention this time.
Wonder of wonders, the State has a budget before the June 30th deadline. That means no layoffs for unessential employees and the state parks can be open on the Fourth of July. Major items in the budget, a rededication to energy policies in the state, no tax increase (hey its an election year) and major state government investment in Pennsylvania's crumbling infrastructure. Also there was added funding for aging dams and municipal water facilities.