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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tom Corbett's Boner

It's being reported all over the place that Pennsylvania AG and candidate for governor Tom Corbett has taken to going after a blog & twitter accounts that have been critical of him. You can read the USA Today story HERE.

Now I don't believe in an unlimited right to free speech.

I am not a fan of anonymous cretins spreading innuendo.

I don't believe that anyone can slander anyone else they feel like without repercussion.

I do believe that even public figures should have some recourse when it comes being slandered.

HOWEVER, I've been reading the CassablancaPA blog for a while (I just added it to my blog roll), and it's very clear to me that no one is being slandered. What's happening is that AG Corbett's official actions are being called into question and, well, he doesn't like it. Too bad! This isn't a question of a blogger spreading rumors and innuendo about AG Corbett's personal life or his family. Not only is this blogger(s) exercising a right to free speech, this is an example of participation in the very democratic process that AG Corbett should be protecting as Pennsylvania's chief law enforcement officer.

Congratulations Mr Corbett, the primary is barely over and you have already proven yourself unworthy to hold the office you aspire to. Hell, you've proven yourself unworthy to hold your current office. Trust me: the political points you hope to score with this little stunt are not worth the down-pouring of crap that will rein upon you.

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