Dems Save Kathleen Kane

Dems Save Kathleen Kane
Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution.

Dems Save Kathleen Kane — The Pennsylvania Senate, yesterday, Feb. 10, fell four votes short of the two-thirds needed to removed a disgraced person who shamelessly ignores the law as the state’s top law enforcement officer.

In fairness the vast majority of senators — the vast majority being Republican — did realize that Kathleen Kane should be removed as attorney general. The 29-19 vote though was just not quite enough.

Choosing party over principle, all Democrats except Bob Teplitz of the 15th District voted to protect her. They were joined by Republican Stewart Greenleaf of the 2nd District, who may as well be a Democrat considering his voting history.

Ms. Kane is facing charges of perjury, false swearing, three counts of obstructing administration of law, and four counts of official oppression relating to allegations that she leaked grand jury information to the press.

The state Supreme Court suspended her law license on Sept. 21. The state Constitution requires the attorney general to be a member in good standing with the bar, which suspended lawyers are not.

The senators protecting Ms. Kane say she shouldn’t be removed because she had been elected and that her duties were managerial so forget the law and let this person remain as head of law enforcement.

And that political leaders could make this claim with a straight face is why people across the political spectrum have acquired the feelings they do regarding the political class.

Further, if the shoe were on the other foot and it was the removal of a Republican being sought for the same reasons, every one of the D’s who had voted to save Ms. Kane would have voted otherwise. We think most of the R’s would have actually voted consistently even if it was just to save themselves from the inevitable media outrage which is not going to happen in this case.

Dems Save Kathleen Kane


7 thoughts on “Dems Save Kathleen Kane”

  1. Yeah, our illustrious yente Boscola was one who voted against the measure. We’re so proud of her here in the Lehigh Valley.

    Every article you post from Senator Wagner makes me want to pack up and move to Lancaster.

  2. Birds of a Feather and let us not forget Montgomery County’s own Senator Stuart Greenleaf.

    ” They were joined by Republican Stewart Greenleaf of the 2nd District, who may as well be a Democrat considering his voting history.”

    1. Check the stories at the link in the post. Just about all of them note that Greenleaf was one of the few or only Republican votes against commonsense legislation.

      There is a good guest writer at that link too đŸ™‚

      1. Stewart Greenleaf is supported by the PSEA for good reason. It is getting more and more difficult to tell a Liberal Republican from a Democrat, is it not?

  3. Stewart Greenleaf has been a state senator since at least 1979…his R voting record is horrible.!!!!!Why doesn’t someone real Republican challenge him in a primary!!!!
    I will give that person a $100 donation and personally work on their campaign

    1. You could consider supporting Stan Casacio who is a Republican independent of party leadership and is challenging the entrenched insider, Arlen Specter Boehner-Ryan Establishment Republican Pat Meehan. Stan is not a liberal …to understate to make my point.

    2. That’s similar to our problem here. The local county party organization doesn’t put anyone up against Boscola. If I remember, she cross-files, too (which shouldn’t be legal in the first place). And the buzz up here is that she wants now to retire from the Senate and run for Northampton County executive.

      It’s an entrenched incumbent network. We’d like to dump Charlie Dent, too, but no one will run against him. He has too big a war chest and support from local unions.

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