Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Corbett signs transportation bill, channeling Christie

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
While signing  a $2.3 billion transportation bill yesterday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett praised the bipartisan votes in both houses last week that brought the legislation to his desk.

Contrasting the bill's enactment to the partisan gridlock in Congress that led to a 16-day partial shutdown of the national government in October, he said:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
"Pennsylvania is a state that puts progress ahead of party. The men and women who stood for this bill understood that compromise is not surrender, but rather a path to success."

If that line sounds like it was lifted from neighboring GOP Gov Chris Christie's landslide re-election victory speech, you can't blame Corbett. He's re-election is anything but a given.

A little Washington-bashing seems to be working for Christie. Corbett may as well
give it a try.

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