Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1085, Feb. 2nd, 2010



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.


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.


In case you missed it, last week the President met with GOP lawmakers. It was truly impressive. Long but worth viewing.


At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? We have a state Rep in P. Mundy who does her job, pays attention to the people she represents, fights the insurance companies and truly cares about seniors. Then we have Bill "I wnna be" Goldsworty who really believes he is entitled. Can anyone tell me what he has done for West Pittston. He and now his buddy former Mayor Mike Lombardo can team up and with Rendell's help, continue the legacy of debt and do nothing. Unbelievable!

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Herself said...

I think Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is an excellent role model.

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remember Goldy can NOT go after Rendell. Goldy went against his party and endorsed Fast Eddie in his last reelection.

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Role Models for me as a kid of the fifties/early sixties in Scranton were teachers (I had a couple very good ones), Police Officers particularly one sergeant who lived in the neighborhood and two Uncles. I thought Mickey Mantle was a great baseball player, but never saw him as a role model. Same with a couple other athletes. Looking for role models in politics today is like looking for a needle in a haystack. In an ideal situation the best role models are Mom and Dad.

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another example of how we get fixated on something at the expense of the overall situation.
Our military has been called on to overdeliver and been pushed to the limit, and they have delivered,but we are worried about "dont ask, dont tell." Thats bullshit! I bet there were Gay Congressional Medal of Honor Winners in all wars. If a person wants to serve their country they should be allowed to without sacrificing their being, while being forced to live a lie. Today top ranking officers say the policy is flawed. Common sense says the policy is ridiculous. The President said he'd work to change it. All a soldier expects is that the person beside them will do his or her job to the best of their ability. This generation of our military has served well under the most difficult of circumstances.
They have much to be proud of. This Policy is an insult to our men and women on active duty.

Old Army Straight Guy

At 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand that a candidate for a state office has recently found himself in a physical situation with a jealous husband. I'm just wondering if such a candidate could be so naive as to think such a thing would remain under a rock? This might just be one of the most interesting elections in modern history ... Gonna need lots of pop corn to watch this unfold.


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