The LuLac Edition #1999, March 27th, 2012
Patrick Murphy and Kathleen Kane, candidates for State Attorney General. In the end, will the nomination be worth anything?
MURPHY VS KANE AG RACE
Patrick Murphy and Kathleen Kane are duking it out for the race for Attorney General. It is getting to the point that these are dueling endorsements. Iraq war veteran and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy issued the following statement after earning the endorsement of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, which represents 900,000 working families: "I'm honored to earn the support of so many hard working Pennsylvanians. My dad was police officer for 22 years, so I grew up in a union household. And I understand that working families are struggling right now. There is a clear contrast in this race. I've always fought to defend the rights of workers to organize for better wages and working conditions, and as Attorney General I will continue to protect workers and the middle class. But my opponent has refused answer questions about her company's fiercely anti-union positions. Pennsylvanians need to know that their Attorney General will always fight for them. My record is clear. Unfortunately, my opponent's is not.” Murphy said. Clear record or not, Kathleen Kane got the nod of one of big kahuna of the Democratic Party. Former President Bill Clinton said he’s for the Scranton area attorney. Clinton said, "The first elected office I ever held was Attorney-General, so it's a job I know something about. The Attorney General can have an enormous positive impact, so it’s important to elect someone who understands how to use the office and the legal system to protect and advance the lives of Pennsylvanians. Kathleen Kane would make a great Attorney General. She's smart and tough. She's prosecuted more than 3000 cases, protected senior citizens, and put child molesters and violent criminals behind bars,” remarked President Clinton. “Kathleen is a great Democrat who understands that an Attorney General's job is to stand up for consumers and people. I'm proud to endorse my friend Kathleen Kane and I hope she'll become the first woman ever elected Attorney General by the people of Pennsylvania." "Pennsylvania has always been Clinton Country,” said Kane, “so I am energized by the President's endorsement and the momentum it provides my campaign. Moreover, it's an honor to be endorsed by President Clinton, someone who demonstrated the right kind of leadership for Pennsylvania and America.
Kane and Murphy are going hammer and tong in this race. Let’s just hope the final outcome isn’t a Pyrrhic victory. The office which first became an elected one in 1980 has never gone to a Democrat. Never.
CARTWRIGHT MEET AND GREET
Matt Cartwright for Congress will hold a CONNECT with MATT night at the Polish American Club on Friday, March 30,2012 from 5PM to 7PM. The club is located at the corner of Gibbons and (97)Martin Street in the Hudson section of Plains Township. This event is being hosted by Eileen Sorokas and Tom Shubilla. The public is invited to attend. There will be free refreshments and food. Here's one of Matt's messages:
Convicted State Senator Jane "Mean Girl" Orie.
“MEAN GIRL” CONVICTED
Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, accused of using her state-funded legislative staff to perform campaign work for herself and a state judge who’s her sister, was convicted Monday on 14 counts of theft of services, conflict of interest and forgery and likely will be forced from the Senate. Orie, acquitted of 10 other counts including perjury and election code violations, declined to comment after the verdict but appeared to be shaken. Her attorney, William Costopoulos, said after leaving the courtroom “I can tell you we’re disappointed, and there’s no positive spin I can put on it.” Ya think?????
A LIBERAL'S SOLUTION
Liberals get a bad rap. We are depicted as mealy mouthed purveyors of socialized bleeding heart clap trap where the victims are always right and always misunderstood. I'm all for feeding the poor and giving people a leg up. I'm all for first and second chances. After the second chance, I'm not that liberal. Did you hear about that guy Allan Randall who went to a grocery store in broad daylight and ate a chicken, opened a drink, ate an apple which he shared with his kids and then threw the bones in a lobster tank? I’m sure you did. I’m sure you also heard he almost ran over a policeman and a store employee and both he and his wife were driving a car with a suspended license. What should be done about this:
1. Put the kids in protective custody.
2. Put him in jail, even if its for retail theft and give him the max.
3. After getting the kids settled in a foster home, evict the couple from the public housing.
They have a car but no license to drive it. They have kids but put them in danger. They damage the reputation of a good store and contaminate product.
Give both parents a $100.00 bill and a bus ticket to Mississippi. Put a flag on their personal information so that they will not be able to collect any type of welfare/food stamp benefit in the state of Pennsylvania. Problems solved. Drivers with valid licenses safe, kids in a better environment and these sorry sad sacks out of our lives.