Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pucker Up

Gov. Rendell confesses to a group in Lower Bucks that one reason he signed the pay grab bill was because you "have to kiss a little butt" in Harrisburg to get things done.

As Alison Hawkes reports in the Doylestown Intelligencer, Rendell told the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce:

“If I didn't sign it, I might have been governor for the next five years but I would have gotten nothing done, literally, because I need the cooperation of the Legislature,” he said. “I've had remarkable success in getting seven major initiatives enacted into law. ... So you have to kiss a little butt.”

Rendell is right. He would have been toast if he had vetoed that bill, but that won't stop the quote from blinging, blanging and clanging about the political landscape.

Final question: If you begin by kissing some butt, what do you do for an encore?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't his puckering up the reason we now are stuck with John Street?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't gov ed during the campaign promise never to use a pay raise as a negotiation tactic, or something like that?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Dave Ralis said...

You should really read my Daily Rant about this.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous metro blue said...

Please, let's not blame Rendell for electing John Street. I think the 1 million some odd voters in Philadelphia had much to do with it. TWICE.

3:22 PM  

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