Punt may get statue

There are 58 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Punt may get statue. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A number of Waynesboro business leaders want to honor former state Sen. Terry Punt, R-Waynesboro, with his own statue.

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woe is me

Newark, DE

#2 Mar 4, 2009
I can see a momument to soldiers of our wars, but a statue to a POLITICIAN..!!! and at this particular time when money could be used in a more constructive way....Glad it is in Waynesboro...

Since: Jan 09

United States

#3 Mar 4, 2009
Oh Please!
GIVEMEABREAK

Newville, PA

#4 Mar 4, 2009
I needed a laugh with all the money/housing problems going on. What a joke!!! Who will pay for this? Who's idea was it, Punts? Give me a break, what has he really done except to suck from the tax payers all these years.
toomuch

West Chester, PA

#5 Mar 4, 2009
Why is it that some want to erect statues of Politician or name building or bridges after them?
These people wanted that job and got paid to do it. That is it. Again, it was his job to do what he did. He got paid very well to do it. We need to stop feeding their ego and let it go.

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#6 Mar 4, 2009
Mr. Gilland has a every right to use his business expertise to honor a friend. Get over it.

The only experience I've had with his company is when GMW designed & constructed my pet's headstone. Gilland makes beautiful pieces for the Antietam Humane Society's cemetery. When I phoned them with a question, they knew what was going on. That's refreshing.

What in the world does the current economy and "housing crisis" have to do with the article that we read?

Repeat, that we thoroughly read, as usual (right?).
Disappointed

Woodhaven, NY

#8 Mar 4, 2009
Please..........a statue of PUNT!! Think about his real reputation??? Don't we have better things to do with our money, especially in these tough economic times??? Nothing ceases to amaze me!

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Apr 08

Hagerstown, MD

#9 Mar 4, 2009
This is the funniest article of the day!
Troy

Lima, OH

#10 Mar 4, 2009
Don't blame me...I voted for Fleagle
puzzled

AOL

#11 Mar 4, 2009
A statue for a local politician, for doing the job that he was elected to do, is a stretch. If people feel that strongly about Mr Punt, what about a scholarship in his name? That would have the potential to benefit more people.
B Happy

Middleburg, FL

#12 Mar 4, 2009
It sounds like everybody involved is on a different page of this book. One person says the idea is "buzzing about" and another states that thay are "definitely" doing the pedestal. I think that I am going to withhold my opinions until these guys get it together. Besides, statues are creepy.
Saywhat

Bettendorf, IA

#13 Mar 4, 2009
Maybe a short statue with its hand extended palm up and currency sticking out of its pockets.
Ghost Rider

York, PA

#14 Mar 4, 2009
Little Big Man rides high again on his 'ego-nomic' saddle. How soon we forget the pay raise. At least if I go to Waynesboro now my dog will have something to piddle on when we walk through downtown.
Patsy

Moorestown, NJ

#15 Mar 4, 2009
Revisionist history. Ignoring the Runt's greedy behavior? Public land should not be used for this proposed monument to a corrupt, self-centered individual. Why not a heroic statue like those of Saddam Hussein or one in the Soviet style with the inscription: "Me first!"
BCL

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Mar 4, 2009
"Sometimes you're the statue; and sometimes you're the pigeon."
Saywhat

Bettendorf, IA

#17 Mar 4, 2009
Hey, how about we start planning a statue for Rich Alloway, too, as he starts on his self-enrichment program in Harrisburg. There's no time like the present.
Saywhat

Bettendorf, IA

#18 Mar 4, 2009
And how about Jeff Coy, he stole plenty in 22 years in the House and is still slopping at the trough of the gambling commission.
Billy Bob

York, PA

#19 Mar 4, 2009
Really?? No kidding?!?

I much prefer a very realistic one -- a statue which will be 4 ft. tall but will have as its most prominent feature, a giant inflatable Ego.

LOL

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#20 Mar 4, 2009
B Happy wrote:
It sounds like everybody involved is on a different page of this book. One person says the idea is "buzzing about" and another states that thay are "definitely" doing the pedestal. I think that I am going to withhold my opinions until these guys get it together. Besides, statues are creepy.
I agree. But the responsibility of the writer of this article is to arrange the facts in a manner that won't make that so glaring. It interferes with the report.

This writer has a lot of disorganized thought--almost as if he's anxious. Where's his support?

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#21 Mar 4, 2009
puzzled wrote:
A statue for a local politician, for doing the job that he was elected to do, is a stretch. If people feel that strongly about Mr Punt, what about a scholarship in his name? That would have the potential to benefit more people.
I have to agree with this point. Once the genie gets out of the bottle, are we going to end up with 25 concrete busts in center square, Wallyboro? Will they be decorated at Christmastime?
LuLu

Moorestown, NJ

#22 Mar 4, 2009
Roscoe's reporting omitted how Punt helped himself during those years in office. How much WAM did Punt spend over his years in office? Who were the big recipients of Punt's WAM?

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