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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

In the news story “8 charged in alleged turnpike corruption” (March 14 and TribLIVE.com), former Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell was quoted as saying, “... nor was I aware of any inappropriate activity. ... Joe Brimmeier made significant improvements in the operation of the PA Turnpike during his tenure.”

The story later contradicts Rendell: “Political pressure stemming from the turnpike's legacy of patronage, runaway debt and allegations of corruption during Brimmeier's tenure prompted Port Authority's board instead to name the agency's chief financial officer, Ellen McLean, as interim transit chief.”

How did a mental midget like Rendell get elected, then re-elected, governor? Why was a career political pimp like Brimmeier allowed to allegedly ravish the public purse for four decades? Who must accept the ultimate blame?

Pennsylvania voters and taxpayers, look in a mirror.

Frank C. Nugent

Monroeville

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