“Politics ain’t beanbag,” the fictional Mr. Dooley once observed. So it should have come as little surprise to former vice-president and Scranton native Joe Biden that elements of his long political career could and would be used against him, fairly or not. Case in point: California Sen. Kamala Harris’ attack during the recent round of Democratic presidential debates, wherein she painted Biden into a corner over his record regarding federally mandated busing as a way to alleviate segregation four decades ago. Whether or not it’s accurate — or, like I said, “fair” — to view a complicated issue from a different era through a modern lens is one matter. What’s clear is that Harris managed to score a hit, dinging Biden’s commanding lead in the polls.
After a 67-year run and helping generations of smart alecks (like yours truly) to find their paths in life, Mad will soon be no more (or the practical equivalent of it).
There’s still much to learn regarding former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright’s misdeeds while in office. One thing’s kind clear, though: He hit the ground running, engaging in corrupt activities almost as soon as he was sworn in, and conducted himself in a manner that made it fairly easy for federal investigators to do their jobs.
Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright resigned his office yesterday, then pleaded guilty to a raft of corruption charges in federal court today.
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio announced his resignation after news reports revealed a string of steamy text messages he shared with a Philly council candidate. It seems not every Republican is shamelessly unapologetic when it comes to sexual impropriety.
Sestak Fever! Catch it! Or not!