Saturday, August 26, 2006

Pa politics is a zoo

A duck, a gorilla and a polar bear walk into the Pennsylvania Senate race. The duck stalks one candidate, the gorilla follows around the other and the polar bear gets a condo. It’s good to be a bear.

Feathers were flying in Bethlehem when the duck got into a altercation.

Casey, Santorum supporters scuffle at rally

Bethlehem police were called to stand by at a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Bob Casey Jr. this morning after a scuffle broke out between a Casey supporter and a supporter of his opponent, incumbent U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

The Gorilla just watched.

The polar bear got the best of both of them when Senator Pothole got a piece of pork for a zoo.

PITTSBURGH -- When Sen. Rick Santorum was first elected to Congress 16 years ago, he was among the firebrand conservatives who mapped out the Republican Revolution to slash government spending and end political careerism in Washington....Typical of his campaigning these days was a stop earlier this month at the Pittsburgh Zoo, where he boasted to local reporters about how he'd fetched $500,000 from federal taxpayers to build one of the most luxurious polar-bear exhibits outside Arctic climes...After the zoo event, Mr. Santorum was asked whether funding for the polar-bear exhibit really was all that important, given the federal government's hemorrhaging debt, looming financial crisis in entitlement programs and expensive emergencies, such as the war in Iraq and rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. "If the pot of money is there, I'm going to make sure we get a piece of that money," said Mr. Santorum, who defended his record of support for "lean" budgets.

But the Gorillas are not done. Grandpa Gorilla can't get around as well as he used to but his grandson is a chip off the old block.

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