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Mon Oct 6, 2014, 11:35 AM

Post-Gazette editorial on Corbett's Porngate fallout

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/10/06/Fessing-up-Don-t-Pa-officials-know-how-to-say-I-m-sorry/stories/201410040022

Fessing up: Don’t Pa. officials know how to say ‘I’m sorry’?
October 6, 2014 12:00 AM
By the Editorial Board

The fallout continues to disappoint after Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s discovery of hundreds of nude photos and graphic sexual videos in department email accounts from 2008 to 2012.

Although Christopher Abruzzo resigned from Gov. Tom Corbett’s Cabinet, the former secretary of Environmental Protection skirted the question of his culpability in his resignation letter, while Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery went with defiance as his defense.

Yet Mr. Abruzzo’s letter makes it difficult to give him credit for getting out. He simultaneously claimed no memory of the emails while accepting what he said was “full responsibility for any lack of judgment,” which he said did not reflect the person he is. What does that even mean? But losing him as DEP secretary is no terrible loss. He came to the job with no environmental background and his skepticism about the impact of human activity on climate instilled no confidence in him.

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Then there is Justice McCaffery, The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reported that he sent at least eight sexually explicit emails to an employee of the attorney general’s office from his personal email account, causing the justice’s attorney to ask in a statement why the news would warrant front-page play.
You think maybe it was because a member of the state’s highest court is accused of sending sexually explicit emails to a government employee?

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Mon Oct 6, 2014, 11:53 AM

1. Easy to resign when you know you will be replaced in 2 months anyway

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Mon Oct 6, 2014, 11:53 AM

2. And when you've already lined up lobbying job for Range Resources

or some other major fracker.

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