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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:39 PM

It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood!

Today, I'm as happy as Fred Rogers singing his trademark song. And here's why:

Here in Pennsylvania, we have a new Democratic Attorney General, KATHLEEN KANE and in just her first month in office she is kicking butt and taking names like we've NEVER seen in this state. We have been ground into the dirt for the past two years by GOP Governor Tom Corbett and his Republican controlled state house and senate, so we Democrats and independents are Loop-the-Loop ecstatic over our Attorney General Kane.

In her first month in office, she has:
(1) closed a long standing loophole which allowed Pennsylvanians turned down for concealed carry permits in PA, because of dubious character or criminal background, to get permits from Florida;http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/a-loophole-closed-the-attorney-general-ends-a-gun-permit-fiasco-675459/

(2) appointed an outstanding independent investigator to look at Governor Tom Corbett's THREE YEAR delay (while HE was PA's Attorney General & planning his run for Governor, and didn't want to piss off the huge number of Penn State alumni) in investigating and prosecuting Jerry Sandusky. She appointed as investigator the man who led a widely-praised investigation for the U.S. Treasury Department into the controversial federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound;http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/former-prosecutor-to-review-pas-handling-of-sandusky-673453/

(3) blocked Governor Corbett's illegal contract to off shore/privatize Pennsylvania's outstanding state run lottery system (which benefits senior citizens) to a UK company. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/attorney-general-kane-rejects-lottery-contract-675392/

As Fred Rogers would say, IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! And it's been too damn long coming!

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Divernan Feb 2013 OP
Demeter Feb 2013 #1
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #8
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #2
Divernan Feb 2013 #3
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #4
malthaussen Feb 2013 #5
Divernan Feb 2013 #7
catbyte Feb 2013 #6
blue neen Feb 2013 #9
ReRe Feb 2013 #10
mlevans Feb 2013 #11
livetohike Feb 2013 #12
Lugnut Feb 2013 #13
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #14

Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Congrats, PA

Michigan's turn next, please!

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Response to Demeter (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:28 PM

8. Sounds as if she has much in common with Senator Warren. You want it done? Ask a woman...LOL...n/t

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:42 PM

2. Hmm....

Perhaps Kathleen Kane could run against Pat Toomey for the U.S. Senate in 2016, if she's as strong and competent as you claim she is?

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:46 PM

3. With this great start, I hope she has a long career in various elective offices representing PA.

The Sandusky investigation will certainly further harm Corbett's chances of getting re-elected Governor in 2014! He already has the (abundantly well-deserved!) lowest approval rating of any Governor in Pennsylvania's history.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:48 PM

4. Well...

Given that I don't live in Pennsylvania, I naturally want her in a position where she can benefit the United States as a whole...that being, with a strong, workable majority in Congress (esp. the Senate).

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:55 PM

5. And also this, posted earlier today:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10743254

AG Kane is definitely working for a living. That in itself sets her apart from most politicians.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:05 PM

7. Excellent article. A new sheriff in town and the rats are jumping ship!

The corruption of the Hershey Foundation is of longer standing than even Sandusky's horrific exploitations.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:57 PM

6. I wish we had one like that in Michigan, sigh

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:47 PM

9. I am impressed...

quite happily so!

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:38 PM

10. So happy for you, your friends and the state of PA!

Justice is so sweet when it finally comes!

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

11. Love Kathleen, she is superb.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:22 PM

12. Warren/Kane 2020!

I thought we were doomed to suffer with Corbett with no help....this is going to be interesting .

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:12 AM

13. K&R

AG Kane will be Tom Corbett's worst nightmare.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:36 PM

14. She is awesome and a great future US Att. Gen IMHO

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