Slots suit 'preposterous,' ex-chief j...

Slots suit 'preposterous,' ex-chief justice says Rendell's offi...

There are 12 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 21, 2008, titled Slots suit 'preposterous,' ex-chief justice says Rendell's offi.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A spokesman for Gov. Ed Rendell denied claims made in a federal lawsuit that Rendell made a secret deal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to trade favors for the court's support of slot machine legislation.

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Observer

Sayreville, NJ

#1 May 21, 2008
They are scared, especially when one thinks about the implications of "trade favors for the court's support of slot machine legislation."

If proven, it could get real ugly. We could end up with a new legislature and judiciary.
snowman Bath PA

Allentown, PA

#2 May 21, 2008
We might get rid of the whole lot of them, the executive branch(including that fat eddie), the judicial(why so many retirements), and our beloved PGCorruptionB, and the legislative. WOW, who said all the politicians were truthful?
Super Class

Whitehall, PA

#3 May 21, 2008
We won't let you. We picked these people for a reason, now go away!

Were ordering more police do we can put you in jail, if you start to act up!
Follow the Money

Allentown, PA

#4 May 21, 2008
I LOVE that this gambling thing just won't go away. I applaud all the people fighting for justice and trying to expose this "good old boy's club" for all it lying, cheating and corruption. These politicians are growing fat on the backs of the middle class. Thank God for these informed groups fighting the corruption. Every citizen needs to keep informed. These judges should have been voted out in the last election. I know I did my best to do that.
More people need to voice their opinion. Stay informed! We have a pile of scoundrels in office. Time to call in an exterminator.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#5 May 21, 2008
If "Fast Eddie" says he's innocent, I believe him !!!
Allentonian

Long Beach, CA

#6 May 21, 2008
I think there might be some merit to these allegations.

6 months before licenses were granted to the prospective casinos, someone with very close ties with the Bethlehem administration was already bragging that they (and the City of Bethlehem) were already "99% sure" the casino license would be awarded to Bethlehem. The source is far from being a swami, by the way.

Despite of all the Harrisburg formality, funny how those words came to pass - months later.
Fugetabout it

Bethlehem, PA

#7 May 21, 2008
In today's Wall Street Journal ("A Rich History of Corruption" by John Fund,, p. A13) columnist John Fund takes Gov. Rendell to task for not reforming state election laws. He goes on:

But Mr. Rendell's history doesn't inspire confidence that he takes fraud of any kind seriously. In 1994, Philadelphia Democrat Bill Stinson was booted from office as a state senator by a federal judge who found his campaign had rounded up 250 tainted absentee ballots. Mr. Rendell, then Philadelphia's mayor, had this reaction to the Stinson scandal: "I dont think it's anything that immoral or grievous, but it clearly violates the election code." In 1997, Mr. Rendell admitted to the Journals editorial board that Philadelphia judges had a "rich history of corruption" that called into question how fairly city laws are enforced.
Try that now

Bethlehem, PA

#8 May 21, 2008
Try that "I won't dignify that question with a response answer" in front of a jury if your so sure of yourself.
Horse

AOL

#9 May 21, 2008
It smells like one ?

Looks like one ?

Walks like one ?

Hey naw, it could be a jackass.
Whats the difference ?
Horse

AOL

#10 May 21, 2008
jacka--
schemer

Stroudsburg, PA

#11 May 21, 2008
Payraise for slots, not a bad deal. What's next, more pension increases for table games? Republican caucus leaders at the time, Perzel, Smith, and Argall could be in deep doo doo. Maybe they will take the fifth, or at least drink a fifth.
Ahem

Bethlehem, PA

#12 May 22, 2008
Re-establish guillotines for these elitist [email protected]..
What gall to think that they can lie their way out of this!

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