The LuLac Edition #1007, Nov. 14th, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: OUR INTERVIEW LOGO.
The recent hearings on PCN TV, the newspaper coverage of the Judicial scandal and the charges against a former county official prompted this discussion with an out of town transplant. This time I answered the questions.
Q: Do you know when these indictments are going to stop?
A: I don’t know. This thing is so pervasive it is going to last a while.
Q: How did these people get an office that their father had? I mean that’s like a bloodline in England, it’s like a kid, a dumb kid, an undeserving kid getting a oh I can’t think of the term but it, it……
A: Legacy, I think the word you’re looking for is legacy.
Q: Yeah, yeah, do people just accept that certain families control everything?
A: In a way but let’s not forget that there are sons of former politicians who have done good jobs. ]
Q: I’ll buy that but it just seems like there’s more of it here. These Judges, Ciavarella and Conahan, when they were young, did they get in trouble? Were they bad kids?
A: No, they were exemplary students, hard workers, came from good families.
Q: What happened?
A: Power happened. The way things played out, I think the corruption was so accepted, even at the lower levels that it became a way of life. And then when the individuals got caught, they were stunned. And apologized.
Q: Do you think they apologized for doing bad stuff or getting caught?
A: I’d like to think it was because they realized it was bad but I’m sure it’s because they got caught.