The LuLac Edition #1113, Mar. 6th, 2010
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This week I caught up with a Wilkes Barre politico who talked about the recent Wilkes Barre Area School Board pick to succeed Frank Pizzella.
Q: Why didn’t they pick Harry Haas?
A: Harry would outclass them. The guy has a lot on the ball.
Q: What about the guy they did pick?
A: Good guy but not one that’s going to rock the boat. It’ll be interesting to see if he gets anything for his friends and family. He sounds good on his feet but who knows.
Q: Do you think all school board members are corrupt?
A: Not the one termers at least.
A: No I’m serious, after they get re-elected a few times they think they are entitled.
Q: Do you know people who ever paid for a job?
A: In a fashion.
Q: Come again?
A: Cash never changed hands but let’s just say considerations were offered and received.
Q: But it’s been proven in court that cash changed hands.
A: I know but as far as I know cash never changed hands. Just considerations were granted.
Q: Do you think the Wilkes Barre School board can be repaired?
A: Yes, but it will take a while.
Q: Would you ever consider running for the board?
A: I did. Didn’t make it.
Q: Will you try again?
A: Unless you are connected or have a godfather, a sponsor if you will, you ain’t going nowhere.
Q: The godfathers and godmothers don’t think you’re qualified enough to take you under their wing?
A: Oh I think they know I’m qualified but I have a fatal flaw.
Q: What’s that?
A: I tend to have a big mouth.
Q: That’ll do it?
A: Oh yeah.