Monday, February 27, 2006
The Daily News front page is a set of photographs of an assortment of state legislators from the greater Philadelphia region, with the headline "They Kept the Pay-Raise." [The link is to a column by John Baer, which appears to be the story supporting the cover blurb.] It's the time when candidates are collecting signatures to get their names on the appropriate ballot, and implicit here seems to be the reminder that there are plenty of reasons to give newcomers a look, and that incumbents should be aware that the voters may bring their grudges to the polls... Keeping money after all this brouhahah seems like real evidence of political tone-deafness. Are the incumbents that complacent about their seats?