Friday, November 27, 2009

Quote of the day

Hey, do you remember when they told us that if we voted for McCain it would be at least four more years of the obstinance, bull-headedness and moral certitude of the Bush regime? Well, they were right.

“We may be wrong but the point is, we believe in what we are doing.”

That from porkulus fall-guy, Joey B., responding to charges that his boss may be trying to do too much, especially with respect to health care and the economy. These remarks were made in Philadelphia at a gathering for something called the Committee of Seventy. What the heck is a Committee of Seventy? Read on.

Gov. Rendell and Mayor Nutter praised Biden and the administration's economic-stimulus program. Rendell said that $2.6 billion prevented deep cuts in state programs and layoffs for 10,000 to 15,000 employees. Nutter touted a $30 million federal grant unveiled yesterday to help pay contractors to make houses in the city more energy efficient.

The fundraiser, a breakfast in the ballroom of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, brought in between $350,000 and $400,000 for the Committee of Seventy, a good-government watchdog group now expanding its role beyond elections to larger issues such as ethics and transparency.

Sometimes the irony is so rich, any commentary is redundant. This would be one of those times.

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