||I was reminded of a Southpark episode while reading the Inquirer. It is the one where the school is voting for a new mascot, and the choices are a turd sandwich or a giant douche. They were meant to parody the 2004 election of Bush and Kerry, highlighting the idea, what is the point in voting when both choices suck.
The esteemed John Perzel, Speaker of the PA House went to an Elementary School in Pittsburgh to donate books. He left with egg on his face. He was lambasted about the PA legislature pay raise, average of a 16% increase if you forgot, and refused to answer the questions. A little girl asked him if he took a limo to the school, which he answered no. Even though, he left in a chauffeured black Lincoln Town Car with Limo Plates.
The problem is, many Philadelphia voter don't care. They'll probably generate enough votes, most likely illegally, to keep Rendell in office, and do the same for Perzel. Heck, this is the city that re-elected both a mayor who bombed his own city and another mayor that was and still is under federal investigation for corruption.
Perzel and any other person who voted for, or like Christine Tartaglione, voted against the pay raise, but used the unreimbursed voucher loop hole anyway to increase her pay this year, should be voted out of office.
Point being, I would sooner vote for a turd sandwich or a giant douche before I vote to reelect any memebr of the House or Senate that abused this raise.