Tuesday, May 23, 2006

PA Dems = Gleeful Opportunists Partying

Party Democrats who went to the polls Primary election day May 16 kept leadership incumbents in office. Only 3 so-called rank and file were replaced by opponents. I disagree with Mr. Spiegler. The people don't deserve DeWeese. Democrats retained DeWeese when Democrats had the power to kick DeWeese back home. Place the blame where blame belongs.

Come November, DeWeese faces Greg Hopkins, Republican challenger, and hopefully an Independent/Third Party candidate.

Then, and only then, if voters in the General Election retain Rep. DeWeese, will the people deserve what the people wrought.

DeWeese re-election a shame
Oren M. Spiegler
On a day in which a statewide political revolution has occurred through the ouster of many entrenched, arrogant, corrupt, power-drunk incumbents in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, it is sad and regrettable that the constituents of Democrat Representative H. William DeWeese did not demonstrate the wisdom to oust him from office.
DeWeese, throughout his long reign, has used his office first and foremost to enrich himself, engineering the sleazy, slimy, middle-of-the-night legislative pay grab, which included an unconstitutional provision to provide the raises immediately. DeWeese remained unapologetic about his actions until the bitter end, only after a citizen revolt made it impossible for him to bring the scheme to fruition.

By retaining DeWeese, the public has said that the only criteria they will use in evaluating the worthiness of an elected official to remain in office is the extent to which he "brings home the bacon," how adept he is at bringing back the greatest amount of money to his district through confiscating it from other regions of Pennsylvania. If he gorges at the public trough in the process, garnering an obscene salary and benefits package which is richer than that enjoyed by virtually every constituent, that is all right with them.We get the kind of government we deserve.

Apparently, the people of Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties deserve Mr. DeWeese, and obviously one can fool most of the people most of the time...


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