The LuLac Edition #1085, Feb. 2nd, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: WEST PITTSTON MAYOR BILL GOLDSWORTHY AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE PHYLLIS MUNDY.
Sue Henry brought up a good point on her show today. Just who are the political role models for young people these days in LuLac land? When I was a kid, there were local guys young people liked, respected and worked for. The late Governor Bob Casey, former Scranton Mayors Peters and Walsh as well as some county officials in Wilkes Barre. Today there is rampant cynicism to match the corruption. And that might be the greatest tragedy in all of this mess.
GOLDSWORTHY TO RUN
GOP West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy is going to run against long time rep Phyllis Mundy. It seemed like yesterday that Mundy won her seat but in fact she was elected two decades ago in 1990. Goldsworthy said he was fed up with the budget impasse and is going to make a race of it. Mundy has had token opposition in the past but Goldsworthy is personable, hard working and can tap into a few things that don’t bode well for a Democratic incumbent. His formula for success is:
1. Run against the Legislature and how long it took to pass a budget. Even though Mundy was not directly involved, she was part of the Democratic majority.
2. Take on gambling and Ed Rendell’s role in it. Ask where the property tax relief is. 3. Frame 2010 as a time for change. Stress the 8 year election cycle where a Republican is sure to be elected and tell the voters it is important to be on the winning team.
OBAMA TAKES ON THE GOP
In case you missed it, last week the President met with GOP lawmakers. It was truly impressive. Long but worth viewing.