"As a good Catholic boy I try to listen to what the priests tell me to do."
- Sen. Rick Santorum (R-VA) commenting commenting on his meeting with the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, King's president, in Washington, D.C., and suggested that the college may soon be the recipient of federal assistance.
Ricky was in Wilkes-Barre yesterday to drop off a check to help with replacement of the downtown streetlights. From the TL:
U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pittsburgh, and Mayor Tom Leighton spoke about the project Thursday on North Main Street in front of King's College, where streetlights will be replaced later this year. That second phase of the project includes replacing the light standards on North Main Street from Public Square to North Street and should begin within six months.
That portion of the project will be funded by a $1 million earmark inserted by Santorum into the $286 billion federal transportation bill passed by the House and Senate last summer.
W-B can use all the help it can get but it is interesting that Mr. Conservative is running around the state to remind people that he can bring home the bacon. At least he wants to keep it in PA and not send it to New Jersey:
"I will do everything in my power to stop anything beneficial to New Jersey, period. I will use everything I have until New Jersey lives up to their commitments," said U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican and third-ranking official in the Senate chamber. "Every single thing that benefits New Jersey in particular I will do everything I can to make sure that it gets slowed down or stopped."
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